A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, July 14, 2017

Working the Cherry

Time to introduce the cherry part of the treadle TV stand project.

It's a lovely piece of two inch thick, twelve inch wide, 48 inch long slab of live edge Michigan cherry.

Still has some bark on it that needs to be removed. That's where I come into the project.

The DH is handling the actual construction, as well as the initial planing and sanding. I'm on de-barking, some sanding and finishing coats of Varathane poly.

It went well & quick

It even got a first light sanding with a Scotch Brite pad to get the last bits of bark off. There are two edge dings that need to be addressed. One on the front and the other on the back. This lovely slab will be on the top of the legs, with a shelf of one by eight cherry about seven inches under the top, to hold the DVD player and satellite box.

The bottom of the unit will be open to accommodate an antique wooden carpenters chest that will provide great storage for the studio. The chest is in the studio now but the TV sits on top of it and can't be easily accessed.
Can't wait for this to be done & in place!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing the next step. Nice piece of cherry, where did you find it?