Alright Thomas, doubt no more!
Friends, family and surely some readers have despaired, wondering if I really would ever finish the Lowboy project. Well, it is complete. The workshop seems exponentially larger now. I was going for sort of a “country look” interpretation of an early eighteenth century piece (somewhere in that foggy period between “William and Mary” and “Queen Anne”. You be the judge.
Here’s a little better view of the curly maple top. The W&M drops are from Horton Brasses. And as many of you already know, their service and their products are excellent.
Just a brief word of warning: If you’re going to work with pigmented BLO, take care not to get the stuff on dry surfaces like drawer sides. Getting it off could be a real challenge. I’ve elected to simply refer to it as patina.
Onward and upward. Stuff to be built. An interesting work table for Mary and a couple of Windsor chairs for myself should get the New Year off to a good start.