Saturday, July 16, 2011

At the workshop ... :)

Here is what  we are upto at the workshop. A table for my office space at home and the chair  too ... this is something that has been long over due ... :)

I am completely in love with the table ... the detailing on the legs and side panels ... just enough not to be too loud. He chair all ready for upholster to finish his work.( ah! that lavender color is the foam )



... I am experimenting with the bare ... just waxed look with this piece. If you notice in this picture ... the top is yet to be waxed ... but we tried the look first on the carved panel. Once the surface has been prepared and sanded ... the details cleaned up a bit more... the wax is applied. I was quite anxious. Its quite one thing to want to experiment ... and you really do want it to work out the way you imagine it to finally look ( doesn't happen all the time) ... and I hate that feeling in the pit of my stomach when I know its not working out and I need to rework .... aaah!... but this time ... I like what we have done so far ... the moment the wax is rubbed in  and buffed up a few times ... the same unfinished surface begins to look finished. The color of the wood remaining unchanged ...

... if you are a deep polish prefering person ... its a moment of, sooo ... did anything happen ... ;) ... it did ... very softly and subtly ... it did ... compare the first image ... with the image above and then ... the image below...
 ... I love the soft look of the wood ... the grains showing through ... I thought about giving it an aged patina ... Ahhhhmmm !... may be with some other piece ... this one I like just this way ...
... a tiny thing that is ofcourse, bothering me ... that the top is veneer ... and somehow edges of the veneer don't take wax the same way as wood does ... so the last time I was at the workshop ... the line of veener top was nagging me ... today we need to find a solution to that ... I know it won't be a biggy issue ... but I hate that nagging feeling of not being 100 percent satisfied ...
with the monsoons playing tricks I better finish the polishing job on the chair ... and please God! tell me the upholsterer is at it while I write this post ... or else ... grrr! ... well ! let me be honest ... they rule ... Rajee Sood will have to smile and say ... bhaiya please jaldi kar do na ... ;)
:) ... I am pretty sure at some point or the other you would have shared my sentiments ... ;))

P.S - Incase you liked this table  ... we have another piece all ready (though unfinished as far as the polish goes) ... we can accomodate your finish requirement  and yes! we can work around the shipping factor ... incase you live out of our NCR region. E-mail me at rajeesood@gmail.com to know more about the price and details of the piece.It can be great as a console or a sofa table ... :)

4 comments:

Anpu said...

Rajee - super impressed ...waiting for the end product. Yes, it is elegant...not over the top...just right...so perfect. Did I tell you i carried back some of the legs that were carved and had my guy in Homedepot make low tables for me...wood fascinates me...:-)

Sarmistha said...

Beautiful detailing.will be a grand office table for you Rajee.Nothing can beat the grandeur of a carved wooden furniture.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Anpu,
Wood is so inteesting a medium to work with ... I'm pretty sure your table turned out gorgeous.Will post the updates soon... :)

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Sarmistha,
I am loving the table ... so much better than squatting on the floor ... not like that wasn't a good work out ... but this is better life ...;)

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