Saturday, October 2, 2010

NEXT CYCLE ... plus

... plus a finished entertainment center :-)  Nice to have that done.  Not that I didn't enjoy the project, I like woodworking, I just wanted to get going on my next throwing cycle.  Mary Ann finished it with 3 coats, and it is starting to show signs on darkening already.  Eventually it will match the fireplace wood which is 3 years old now.  The sunlight ages cherry and darkens it to a nice patina of sorts. I included some of the details from the fireplace mantle in the entertainment center.  Rectangles of wood near the top corners... stuff like that.  I used rectangles of wood on the window trim too ( Craftsman style ).  The cherry picks up on the stone colors nicely. That's not real stone either! Not too bad for fake, a lot lighter too to install too.  I did a decent amount of stone and brick work for customers before, and now it pays off as "practice" for building my own home. 

Started throwing again... teaware (teabowls,teapots...) and some mugs I just finished putting handles on. And one more pulled teapot handle. I like the way the handle detail flows into the spout angle too. Back to the studio.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous entertainment center, William. I love working with wood, myself, although I haven't made anything like that. I've been using some free wood for the kiln from used pallets, the pieces between the upper and lower part of the pallet, and the wood is beautiful. I'm keeping some of it for future use. Someone said it looked like cherry. The guy I get it from said it's from Afghanistan. When's you're next firing?