This project was a commission for The Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, Oregon. It was built with wild Oregon cherry I purchased from Hardwood Components, Inc . . . a local family run hardwood mill that specializes in native Oregon hardwoods. After getting some rough dimensions from the gallery, I worked out the design for the project over several evening using SketchUp.
Gallery owner Julia loading fine art printsI used my vacuum press to veneer the bottom of the shelf with rift-sawn cherry and to press the carpet covered shelf insert. Finish schedule was two coats 1/2# clear shellac to minimize blotching followed by a single coat of 1# amber shellac and 6 coats of wet sanded Original Formula Waterlox. A final buffing with two coats of clear wax finished off the project.