Furniture Project Jamie Russell Shares Some Know How That Went Into This Prairie Table The Many Techniques Used To Complete The Joinery And Create This Table Are Advanced But Each Can Be Used On Their Own To Create Unique Pieces Of Furniture
Furniture project jamie russell shares some know how that went into this prairie table the many techniques used to complete the joinery and create this table are advanced but each can be used on their own to create unique pieces of furniture is article about Magazine bookmarked by harold with ID 14225189455 was uploaded on 08-02-2019 and has been viewed 411,633 times.
Prairie Table Photos by Trent Watts; Illustration by James Provost The techniques I use to make this table are not simple, but don't let that stop you from focusing on one or two of them and using them in your next piece.
A word on materialsOne of my biggest challenges is finding blocks of wood big enough to create the image in a solid piece.I've joined pieces at times but because I use natural finishes I always find the joint breaks the visual flow of my lines.
I have found sawyers who cut big leaf maple bowl blanks for turners are the one source of billets thicker than 4'.I've also gone to tree removal crews and firewood suppliers for large diameter logs that I've sawn billets from.
In both cases I frequently have to deal with checks.Since most of the found skulls in my collection have cracks and flaws I consider cracks in the wood to be an appropriate part of the piece's story.Where I can, I stop the checking and fill the cracks with either cyano acrylate glue or West epoxy since its dries to an amber colour that blends into the light woods I use.