Last weekend I finished my first piece of furniture.
With inspiration to improve my woodworking from @Stevemopolis, and the ever-encouraging @Hekseskudd, I crossed the finish line and I am so very proud. Thank you to both of you, I don’t think you realize just how powerful of an influence each of you has been.
I look forward to more functional pieces to come and hope to do you proud.
Most of the work was done with makeshift work holding and hand tools. In the process, I made mortise and tenons, learned to taper a long board with a hand plane, got pretty decent at rounding custom matching round overs on my hand plane, a lot of card scraper practice, a little bit of spokeshave use, and a ton of sanding.
They are made of black walnut and finished with two coats of Danish Oil.