Have to agree,,,WOW!!!!!! Beautiful work,,,Is it for you or a sale pc??
I agree. Nice project. Looks like a very nice thought out piece.
How do you seal or protect the bark from coming off the edge of the top?
sean m titmas [04/25/2009]
that is a very interesting combination of colors and textures. i like how the handles look like a small critters paw with 3 long claws.
is there a reason why you used a false front on an inset drawer? instead of half blind DT directly on the drawer front.
this has some really fantastic and original elements! I love the drawer pulls and the maple door panels. There is A LOT going on in this project, however. Maybe a simple maple top would be appropriate, to highlight the beautiful face of the piece.
Jose Berenguer [04/25/2009]
Thank you guys for your coments. Gustav, I develop the desing as I was bulding it. It is the first time I used a live edge flitch, and I had no idea on how to seal the barck from falling off so decided to use Gorilla glue to seal the bark. Is this the right way? Whitney, my son agrees with you, a simple top would have look better but I wanted to experiment in something new to me and I built the piece around the top. One of the reasons in posting here is to get feedback on a rough top with finer elements on the rest if the project.
Sean, you are absolutely right, why didn't I dovetail the front? I realize I sould have done just that after the fact. I never dovetail miter frames but that would have been ok.
I think you used a false front on the drawers on purpose, because the contrasting colour of the dovetails perfectly accentuates the style of the piece. It wouldn't look the same without those colours on the drawer sides. It might have been a subconscious decision, but it was the right one. ;-)
Robert Greene [06/24/2010]
Well I think it is a STUNNING piece and you did everything perfectly!!