On Tuesday I finished making a little bedside table from rough mahogany boards and a piece of driftwood.
You can see my little video of it here:
The little triangular brace in the middle is a piece of driftwood I picked up on the beach and cut to size. The rest of the table is made with mahogany that I smoothed out with an angle grinder. It comes from the sawmill with a lot of rough saw marks in it. I don’t have a good way to plane it, so I simply smooth it out. That gives it the hammered appearance you can see in the video. I like the look.
I feel rich having all this amazing tropical hardwood to work with. I don’t quite have the right set of tools to make really nice furniture, but I’m happy with what I’m making.
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In unrelated news, my composting presentation at The Garden Hack Summit airs today. Sign up here to watch.