Oil-based stain, thinned and wiped polyurethane, and wax.

figure, I realized that my initial worries about finding the project aesthetically unsatisfying had been misplaced. (For details about making the quartersawn posts, see the box on p. 146.) The play between the distmct patterns that emerged and the random action of the ravs created a surface of excited movement, which I found I could manipulate by strategically arranging the boards. This led me to see the piece in a new way. Its massive flat surfaces combine to act as a canvas for the rays to move around on, illustrating the appropriateness of quartersawn white oak for this simple and spare style of furniture.

RAYS OF THE GRAIN, The author found that the large flat surfaces of the Mission-style settle provided a stage for the excited movement of the figure in quartersawn white oak.


Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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