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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An Oldie

Rimu and Zebrano

 I made this piece of furniture about 9 years ago, I was looking around to see what I could do a post about, this piece sits in my kitchen so here it is to share and see if it brings any comments.

The stripy wood is out of Africa and is used for effect so much so that a copy has been man made or should I say man made Zebrano is available but this is the real stuff, the ends of the unit looks just like the door, the other timber is New Zealand Rimu I can't remember where the Rimu came from but it would have been left overs or had defects that I would have worked around as I made this, the Zebrano was all left overs from some doors that I had made for an office.
I enjoy seeing the piece but if I was to make it again I would do it differently however I also like to see other peoples reaction 'cos its different most don't know how to react on seeing it, I also like to see the inset rose in the up-stand unfortunately it is usually obscured by all that collects on there.
It is finished with just an oil so has a mat look about it.