Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Elongated Octagonal Dice Tray 1.1 - Walnut with Various Linings

Wouldn't it be cool if this felt was actually from Champagne?
I received another order for an elongated octagonal dice tray on Etsy. This customer requested it be made of walnut with the champagne felt lining. The story of this version is much the same as the last: two parallel 6" sides go along with six 3" sides to make an elongated octagon that is vaguely oval-shaped. The sides are 3" deep, making a fairly deep dice-rolling-area. Instead of stained red oak, the tray material is walnut, which carries the naturally dark chocolate brown color you see.

Also, in addition to the champagne lining, I ended up cutting lining in cocoa brown felt that I took pictures of without gluing down just to give an example of another color.

Lastly, I experimented with using a cork lining.

More pics after the jump:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Walnut End Grain Cutting Board 2.0

Who would have thought the cheapest I found those peppers was at Whole Foods? Also don't worry, I just posed 'em there.
So I got an order for an end-grain walnut chopping block on the Etsy. I've done one of these before but wanted to update with some higher-quality pictures, which are after the jump.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hickory Wine Cork Trivet

So I made another wine cork trivet. The design is essentially the same as the last one: hardwood border with mitred corners, wine cork center to safely lift hot pots and pans above the wood. This one I made from hickory, which is a very hard domestic hardwood with brown coloring and dark brown streaking grain patterning. It's for sale over at Etsy. More pics after the jump: