On the step back that is coming up, we are going to do a painted interior. I really like this look, I think you will as well. The cherry that I got at Willow Run isn’t for the bulk of the build, we have some “other” cherry for that (check out the photos). The average is about 20″ to 25″ wide x 9′ long and 5/4, a matched log set.
The material I got yesterday will make up face frames, doors, drawers, crown, etc., the big stock will be the sides and top. Interior shelving and floor will all be hard maple, just like the walnut step back we did a while back, we are using a secondaryand since the upper case is painted and the lower case we will do our finish thing to make it look like the cherry, it will all be quite nice.
I also had a chance to clean my spray booth yesterday from all of the white paint. I used a lot of Painter’s Pyramids, what a life saver. They are so cool, I still don’t know why I didn’t think of that, when I think of all of the repairs I had to do when I was using nail boards, they’re great, if you don’t have ’em, you need them. I think they tell you on their web site where you can buy them. Okay, so I’m going to plane the cherry as well as the walnut for my seed press and then get a base and pigeon holes moving on the slant front desk. There is a term we began using years ago “Simply Beautiful”, that’s what I like. I like doing the carved, inlaid fancy stuff, but just letting beautiful woods and sound basic construction do the work sure makes for some beautiful creations. It’s hard to beat “Mother Nature.”