Sunday, May 21, 2017

A beautiful gift..

Randy decided after the interior renovations, he wanted to make something that didn’t involve cutting two by fours, he wanted to make a piece of furniture.  He started researching and decided to make a Greene and Greene style blanket chest. He found some articles, a plan and started getting his supplies together.  The wood he used was mahogany with ebony plugs and splines.  The finish is a mix and it was hand applied, so was the top coat.  I think he did 4 coats of stain and 4 coats of the clear finish to protect it.  

The hinges are special in that the lid will never slam shut and will stay open at any position.
This beautiful piece of furniture went to our dear friends Erin and Nick who are expecting their first child.  We took it to them today and they were both so surprised and could hardly believe that Randy had made it for them.  It is one of the most beautiful things he has ever built.
So wonder what he will be getting into next?

1 comment:

ShirleyC said...

Totally heirloom quality. Beautiful work of art! What a Craftsman!