Monday, September 3, 2012

Retirement Presentation Platform...

Thought I should get a quick post in on the project currently on my bench. It's a Retirement Presentation Platform for a display being created by the retirees staff. The retiree is a a Major General (Two Star) in the WV Army National Guard with right at 42 years of service. As a retirement gift his staff has decided to prepare a pair of bronze boots with additional service related memorabilia and mount eveything to this base. Originally, I was asked just to provide a 14"x14" piece of oak, but I decided to add a little embellishent to the final design. As the oak was requested specifically to match the decor of his home office, I used red oak as the primary material and added a small walnut accent, with dovetail corners, for contrast. The other item I added was small feet to raise the piece up and give it a hovering like effect. Away here a few pictures for you. Please review them and let me know what you think. These photes were taken just after the first coat of BLO and you'll notice some the excess hasn't been wiped off yet. Anyway hope you enjoy!

Until my next post,

Keep Your Mind on your Fingers and your Fingers on your Hands!!!

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty slick. I admire how you took a simple request and embellished it to really create something special. Feed and dovetail edging are a really smart choice.