Hi everyone, just thought I'd share some photos with you of one of my latest projects, originally i was going to sell this, but my wife saw it, and i was told that it was not to leave the house!! As any married man will tell you "happy wife, happy life" !! When i finished it, i hid it away for a while and then presented it to her for Christmas
I didn't have a lot of red gum burl wood, so i used a couple of red gum boards that i had milled with the chainsaw a few years back, i cut them down, rebated them, so the burl slices would fit, miter cut them and then glued them up.
The lid was about 1mm too thick, but as i ran it through the thicknesser one last time a piece broke off, so i had to glue a strip of red gum down each side to make it the right size - ( am i the only one who has to change plans on the fly because of things like this happening ??) the base is pine and is lined with red velvet, but i don't really like the look of it ( the velvet - although my wife does ) so am looking for something else to replace it.
The finish is 5 coats of gloss polyurethane ( i really like the"wet" look ) very interested to hear what the other members think - please be honest