Thursday, July 19, 2012
What a Difference a Stain Makes.....
I cut all of the pieces from walnut this morning. The funny thing about walnut is, it is not all the same shade. It doesn't look too bad in the photos, but believe me, it's a lot of different shades of brown.
So....I put the headboard and foot board together with white glue in the squaring jig.
After that, I turned it over to him. He gave the panels the appearance of linen fold by using separate square pieces of walnut. One eighth inch square for the center rod and one sixteenth for the outer ones.
He rounded the two front edges of each and butted them together in each of the panels. Then he shaved off the top of each one at forty five degree angles. Kind of....No measuring.
This was not an exact science. He wanted it to look hand made, by a carpenter. Not a court piece with fancy carving.
Meanwhile, Tessie fussed and fumed throughout the process. He was getting shavings and sawdust all over her new floor. Someone asked the other day if she considers herself the landlady....You bet'cha. Her favorite word is "MINE!". Oh, and I forgot, her second favorite word is "RENT".