Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I am so happy with the end result, I did make some components for a second one as I made the first one so one day there will be a twin over the lounge window.
The difference in the color is the time of day, the first being a cold early morning as the sun rose on the other side of the house the pics below are more the true color as the sun set in the west .
|The trim is needed|
Saturday, January 1, 2011
The material to use for the roof was in some ways easy, stainless steel, no fuss, long lasting, quick, the brackets to hold up the roof was also easy, a nice curve mortise and tenoned into the vertical and rafter all pre-made and painted over the last 2 months, in fact it was all pre-made and has preoccupied my head for 2 months now, no it's not an excuse for not updating the blog for the last 2 months.
Happy New year
Many years ago after I had left home and moved away I needed an ironing board so the best way was to make one and casting my mind back I remembered the one my mother had but of course to copy it was not so easy from 13000 miles, well I got there, maybe not perfect but it has worked for 25 plus years, now my son wants a sturdy ironing board so I say yes a chance to improve on what I have, well I should have drawn it in both perspective's but any way here it is in working order.
Best wishes for 2011.
The Inlay table has been finished a while and
what started as an experiment with the pattern on the top and the string inlay has proved to be something I want to look at so the old formica top table will remain by the bed, I am pleased I made the effort to give the legs a taped look in there thickness, and am now thinking there are so many possibilities in the use of the string inlays.
The lighter wood is New Zealand tawa the legs are a sapele 1mm veneer and the inlay is tawa and I think a mahogany.
It was given a coat of satin lacquer professional.