Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wood Over Veneer....
Here's the floor of my Empire Room Box. It is solid walnut. Each piece was cut with an Exacto and a steel ruler.
It was really much easier to do than the veneer.
I designed as I went. The numbers are in the order that I laid the veneer.
One thing I didn't like about using the veneer is, it splits and cracks way to easily for my taste. Too fragile.
The walnut floor above was 1/16" and it cut like a charm.
If I do another floor out of the box, so to speak, I will use regular poster board instead of card stock. The card stock looses body when you are gluing the veneer to it.
Yes, I still have veneer left and will probably try to find a way to use it. Fool that I am.
I made it through and have sanded and sprayed it with Delft Satin finish twice....It still needs more sanding. Probably one more time will do it and then I will put on the final coat.
Now I am debating whether or not to cover a good deal of the design with a window seat....Decisions, decisions, decisions.....
I am just going to use the six year old mentality. Train of thought and one thing leads to another....Who knows what is going to come next.
Tessie is standing over me with a whip and a chair to keep me going...I don't know how it will turn out, but it is going to be finished!
See you tomorrow.