Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chatoyance -- now there's a word that you don't use every day !!

After all of the final fitting is done, the wood has several coats of shellac on it and a coat of wax has been applied -- that's when you realize all of your work and planning has paid off!  I'm really glad to have found this piece of quilted maple, the photo doesn't begin to show the chatoyance of the grain, especially on the upper section.  There is a little bit of distortion but I like what I'm seeing, hope my client does too.  With our recent rains the finishing is taking longer than usual due to the humidity.  I think it was Art Espenet Carpenter who said "time is care"; I prefer that phrase to the more poplar one of "time is money".

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