Home Project Join One Of Canada S Most Prolific Furniture Makers As He Turns A Very Special Board Gifted To Him Decades Ago Into A Beautiful Coffee Table
Home project join one of canada s most prolific furniture makers as he turns a very special board gifted to him decades ago into a beautiful coffee table is article about Magazine bookmarked by melvin with ID 11035013177 was uploaded on 07-03-2019 and has been viewed 148,336 times.
Build a Huon Pine 'Clasp' Table Photos by Stephen Hogbin (Photo Lead by Michael McLuhan); Illustration by Len Churchill INFO: DIFFICULTY - 4/5, LENGTH/TIME - 3/5, COST - 3/5, SPECIAL TOOLS - LATHE In 1978, I was given a 2"-thick, rough-sawed board.
It didn't look exceptional - that is until the tightly packed annual rings were counted.To my amazement they came to nearly fourteen hundred years of growth.It was Huon pine, and it comes from Tasmania, Australia.
Don McKinley, who gave me the board, was at the University in Hobart working as a Craftsman in Residence for the university and the timber industry.They were grappling with issues around this rare and endangered wood.
At that time, the valley where the Huon pine grew was being flooded for a hydro project.He worked for months in a workshop in Tasmania then returned to Sheridan College in Ontario with several pieces to continue his explorations in this unique wood.
The gift of such a special piece of Huon pine was exceptional.Finding the appropriate time and place took time.It occurred to me a client from a couple of years ago had many unusual woods in the architecture and furniture of their home.
I contacted them, suggesting a side...