I recently found myself with that most fortunate of situations – a whole day in the shop. I knew exactly what I wanted to do: get some furniture projects finished. I had three waiting for the right moment to apply the final touches.
The first of them was a simple nailed board chest. I found inspiration for the design by browsing Pinterest. There, I discovered an 18th-century example I was attracted to. Pinterest can be an excellent way to discover styles of furniture. For instance, many of the pieces on there are linked to web site that has detailed photos for auction purposes. Looking at actual projects, even via the Internet, up close is hugely worthwhile. On this occasion, It was a hand tool-only project and I did begin to document the process…but soon discovered the commitment required to film and explain every detail is best left to experienced woodworking video makers and presenters. I’ve had much more fun with the fast-paced videos that allow me to progress things very quickly.
This was the project on which I experimented with making my own paints.