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Walnut and Danish Cord ottoman

author-gravatar Lancaster_pouch Dec 30, 2019

Here's a footrest that I built earlier in the year. It's an original design that features hand chopped, blind and through, wedged mortise and tenon joints, a Danish cord weaved top, carved detail on the endgrain tops, and few other carved details.

#joinery 

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Nice clear hunk of 8/4" walnut

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Milled and square

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Rough parts

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Gin and ginger and some mortise chopping

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Lower rails

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Finished parts, pre glue-up

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Wedged through teneon

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Carved detail and weaved top

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Finished

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Natural light

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In its new home!

4 comments

Great job, I love the design!

Wow really nice! I've never done a weave before but it fits great with that stool. Perhaps in Teak for outdoor use. 

@Sean  said:

Great job, I love the design!

Thanks, pretty basic design but the small details add a bunch.

@WoodGate  said:

Wow really nice! I've never done a weave before but it fits great with that stool. Perhaps in Teak for outdoor use. 

Thanks! The walnut and blonde danish cord was calling me. The weave is pretty easy after you get the basics down. Your fingers will hurt after the first session. Not sure how the cord would hold up outside, even if covered...?

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