Thank you for the kind words, Timmy! Grain continuity for the win!
I love the attention to detail your work. The piece looks great and a nice write-up too.I too, wish everyone was this exited about grain continuity.
I love the attention to detail your work. The piece looks great and a nice write-up too.
I too, wish everyone was this exited about grain continuity.
Thank you, Seth! I sincerely appreciate the kind words. It's crazy to think that this all came about from my girlfriend's knotted-up ball of necklaces! I've made three of these so far, and it gets easier every time.
What a beautiful piece! The details really make it come together.
Thank you! On the first one I made, the mirror cabinet did tilt in the legs, but I found two issues with it. First, because the glass mirror is heavy, it would bring tilt the whole cabinet back down when I opened the door. The cabinet can only go so far as it is supported from behind by the back stretcher, so it's not like it would tilt all the way forward or even past vertical. It has about a two or three degree lean. I have since retrofitted another set of brass connector bolts through the lower portion of the cabinet into threaded inserts in the legs. This solved the other issue, which was racking. Since the cabinet is so heavy, it wobbled a bit left to right. I found an angle that wasn't too far back, but just slightly off of ninety degrees, and stuck with it. The legs do separate easily, as it is only four 1/4-20 brass connector bolts that hold it all together. I have thought about it, but I also think about the customer end of things in terms of having to assemble it. It's not difficult, but that's because I know how it works I suppose. It's pretty heavy and awkwardly shaped, and I doubt that my customers will have a bunch of Festool systainers to lie it on for assembly like I do :)
Beautiful piece! Does the mirror tilt in the frame? That must have cost a fortune to ship. Could you design it so the legs are 2 pieces each and removable from the box for easier shipping?