My Husband (Hardwood) has to percolate when it comes to a new furniture project.
He always says the wood has to tell him what it wants to be.
Well I guess the wood is talking cuz he's got the far away look in his eye and the only time I see him outside his shop is when he passes by with tape measure in hand. That's another thing he does, measure and build / build and measure as he goes, the plans are mostly in his head.
The only piece of furniture he's built that I don't care much for anymore is my desk... and he built that to my specifications. (Live and learn eh?)
About a month ago I asked him if it would make him feel bad if I told him I didn't like my desk anymore. He laughed.
I asked him if he would build me a new desk and then shut up and let him "percolate".
I hear the saw going in the shop.
I popped my head out and snapped a photo of the Wood Whisperer.
Looks very interesting. Keep us posted. I know exactly what you mean about that look in his eyes. My husband gets that too, right after a trip to the lumber yard. I can hear the saw going now. Don't know what he is up to yet!
Hi Gay Lynn,
Oh yeah, when he brings home a new hunk of wood, it's like me and a new rose.
He buys wood because it's a good piece, he may not use it for a year. But it was a good piece - too good to pass up.
I knew he was close to starting last night. I told him then he should take photos step-by-step. But he's no good at that when he's working on something. Kind of like the absent minded professor of woodworking.
So I keep popping out there with the camera, at least he's a good sport about it.
I'll keep the thread updated.
Looks like mahogany and lacewood
Edited to say : oops it's not mahogany it's jatoba. (But I was right about the lacewood)
Dovey, I work with wood for some of my jewelry designs, but I have my eyes set on making my own jewelers work bench, with drawers and everything...yes I am a dreamer, but I am determined to make it happen.
Just thought I would chime in on the string. The glue I've been using is Titebond II.
I'm still working on some of the design elements in my head - kinda like design on the fly. Lately I've been working the wood with planers, cabinet scraper and some 180 grit sand paper to get the wood nice and even. The panels were just to wide to fit through the planer.
Last year Matt was deployed and their area was actually in the 120s and low 130s. It's hard to believe.
Although this is a sight cooler he says it reminds him of last summer, calls it Djibouti hot.
We are pretty much prisoner to the air conditioning.