There is progress in the workshop on the bed---ala Sir Old Man's handy workmanship. Want to see the pieces?
Bed rails, and slats, and foot board/head board top pieces.......one coat of finish applied and sanded in. This is labor intensive but in the end, it will be so worth it!
And the legs....can't forget the legs. Aren't they beautiful? You can see the mortise cuts into the side of the leg. Now ask me how much the chisel set cost to make those cuts. **grin** Let's just say, as much as a lot of fabric.
This photo is truer to the color so far. Each coat adds depth and patina to the wood. Can you tell I am excited.....believe I am. Hopefully the weather will stay beautiful so another coat can be added, as it requires a couple of days to dry between each one.
Sir Old Man put the drying time to use on a small project. A small box....not really that small. The front piece was a section of maple from the bed that was unusable for the sections because of the knot. Yet, it is perfect here as an artistic statement. Waste not wood, or fabric!
Note the inset accent pieces of each corner. Don't ask me how he did that....it looks great. You must press one end to open and lift the lid out.
The grain in the top is amazing. A couple more coats of finish and it will be so beautiful. There is more to this box than meets the eye, but I will wait to share that when it is completed.
Off to make more saw dust......happy stitching.