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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Preliminary Sketches...

OK...Here I go again.  I have started with just rough sketches of the pieces that I want to do for the cottage.

You saw the photo of the trunk yesterday.  This sketch is mainly to get the idea of how everything fits together in my little pea sized brain.

I am going to do it with a stain of steel wool and vinegar to make it look old.  It will take a day or two to make that.

Not sure about the straps.  I have a thin black metal sheet around here somewhere.  It was meant for scrap booking, but I think that it will work. If not, I may resort to leather strapping.

This chair came off of the same website.  Very primitive.  Again, I am drawing it to make notes of how it is put together.  I may change it a bit, but not much.

I am going to re stain the table that I made earlier.  I don't really like the color of it...

The chairs will or will not match that.
My favorite out of the stuff that I found is the stool made from tree roots.

This will be a "flying by the seat of my pants" kind of project.  I am hoping that I can find a suitable rosemary branch to simulate the root part.
Lastly, I found this basket on the Larusse site this morning.  Turn of the 20th century. 

I definitely want to make something similar for the cottage.  The weave is interesting in that it is the same weave that is used in a lot of Chinese baskets.  I have also seen it in African baskets. 

Interesting that people all over the world come up with the same way of doing things, even though they are far away from one another. 

I have one basket made with this pattern, but I have no idea where that one was made.

Anyway, that's all I have to report for today.  I am having fun with allergy eyes, so I don't plan to do a lot of fine detail work today.

See you tomorrow.


Troy said...

Great sketches - looking forward to seeing your progress.

Steinworks said...

I think flying by the seat of your pants is the only way to do things :)

Marisa :)

Lucille said...

Nice sketches, Casey. Hope your eyes feel better soon. Nothing worse than when there is something wrong with our eyes. I know all about allergy eyes. So, I know what you're going through. Take care!

Kelli said...

In regards to your tree root table idea, I've an large wisteria bush/tree that has many twisted branches similar to that. If I find one I'll let you know if that may be any help to you. :)

Jane Smith said...

I am seriously drooling over this one!!...*taps fingers together*

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I love the plans for the chest. The basket looks great also.
big hug,

Darah said...

Hope all goes well! I still really love the little chest idea:) I want to make one but its nothing like that, my mom has a pure wood chest that has family relics inside, I love to side down and just look through everything that history has put the family through!