So far the list includes..
- Another storm window, this one is rather large but should keep our bathroom much warmer.
- Some picture frames for artwork that has been kicking around for far too long.
- and...a real furniture project that is more out of my desire to build something than necessity..
First step in the first wo was to head to lumber store.
|My haul from the lumber store..|
|Some gorgeous curly maple for a couple of frames.|
While at the lumber store I picked out my poplar board...yawn..and then had fun going through the pile of curly maple and walnut to find stock for some picture frames. Then I happened to check out a pile of wood in a corner with a sale sign.... turns out they got a great deal on a pile of Genuine mahogany and were clearing out the last of the batch, for 6$ a board ft. At such a great price I couldn't resist picking up a few boards, particularly the 12 1/2" wide one.
This new stash of Mahogany got me thinking about what I should build. I have been fascinated with Greene and Greene style furniture for quite some time and have been thinking about building some living room furniture in that style. I thought this would be a great time to try it out but wanted a small project to start with...see I do learn from past project. The design below is what I am thinking about, still needs some refinement and I need to work out the details of the Joinery but I am really liking where this is going.
|Small (16" wide, 20" tall) wal hanging cabinet|
|An alternative design for the stiles that I think I am leaning toward|