Friday, 14 October 2016

Oakland CA

Start out with trees

To make the frame for a 60's style chest of drawers. The frame below, strapped up with blocks on the corners while the glue dries. 

Mitered corners for that super clean look ...nice, if you like that sort of thing!

And some legs

Retro angled legs at that!

Glue dry and ready for some drawers

Mid century with a hint of gothic

I've been making things...again. This time I made this for Sarah, I hope she likes it!

Turns out the floor in my kitchen is the only flat surface in my house where I could test assemble the bed

I made this from some oak I got from the local saw mill. It started life as slices of tree; like a whole tree cut into 27mm slices. The trees are cut from local forests in a sustainable management program so new trees are planted for each one cut down. This one has been air drying for about 5 years so hopefully it wont move or split.

And I couldn't help doing a little machined quatrafoil in the headboard for a hint of gothic

It's quite a lot of work, but I'm pretty pleased with the end result. I still find it amazing when I look at something like this, that you can start with dull rough timber and it comes out like this. The transformation when you plane it and reveal the grain gives it a whole new life.