Sunday, May 15, 2011
April commission, in oak no less!
I was hired to make a "five and a half board bench for a friend. She wanted it in oak which I haven't much worked in before.
I laid my pattern pieces out on a couple of very nice, clear, and uniform red oak planks. The milling and sawing was a piece of cake with no surprises.
All the pieces fit together like a dream.
Look who got to use his new mortising machine in the process!
As always, the screw and glue assembly is concealed by pegs.
Clear Danish Oil really makes the grain come to life.
The client, being a Civil War enthusiast, specified trefoil relief cuts on the legs...
the insignia of the Second Corps.
This was an immensely satisfying project for both the woodwright as well as the customer. It's very gratifying to make something that should last for generations and be valued by those who possess it.
What a delightful experience!
If you are ever in the area, I'd be happy to take your order.
See you soon with more from the shop.