Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Quilt Rack

I recently made a quilt rack for the wife.

The top is a plank, and it's screwed to the brackets. The bar the quilt is hanging from is a loose fit in the brackets so it can be slid out easily. The rack was stained with a golden oak stain and finished with water-based poly.

The quilt is typical of my wife's style and craftsmanship. It's hanging in the kitchen.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I finished another chessboard.

I made this board for my son, just because. The board itself is made of maple and walnut - traditional and hard to beat. The frame is cherry and there's a mahogany inlay around the playing area. I didn't stain the wood at all. I applied three coats of oil then two coats of paste wax. The oil did tint the wood a little.

I made it following the same general theme as my first chessboard. That link points to a 9-part series wherein I make my first board.

The next pictures are of the same board but with another chess set, this one in ebony and boxwood.