Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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.
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.
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.