Today, I completed Deconstructed, making it the first piece of 2013. Although there are a couple of things that didn’t go the way I wanted, I am very happy with the result. I find myself loving it more the longer I am around it. (The same can be said with most of my woodwork.)
The shelf is 23″ x 7″ x 3.5″ thick. The Crystal Clear resin is 1″ thick. You can see some air bubbles in the back right section of the casting where it meets the wood which are a result of the resin curing too quickly.
The transition between the wood and resin is perfectly smooth – the seam is indistinguishable to the fingertips. I am particularly happy with this result.
When viewed from below, it is more obvious that the three wood pieces were actually one piece at one time but are now separate.
At the left, you can see that parts of the end grain are darker because resin was allowed to penetrate the surface. (Next time, I will prefinish the wood parts to prevent this.)
You can read about the build process step-by-step in the following five Tweet-Along sessions:
I have not decided whether I will list this piece in my Store, but it is in my Gallery (which showcases my past work regardless of whether or not it is for sale).
8 thoughts on “Deconstructed – Finished Shots and Reflective Thoughts”
It came out nice; a creative effort. I’m sure nobody but you (and your readers :) will ever notice the bubbles. I’d say a well done first try at casting!!
what is it ? :0 Tee hee – good go joe. intriguing piece Christopher.
Yes, I guess I should have mentioned that it is a shelf.
no you shouldn’t have :) first and fore most it is a piece of art and a personal study in a need medium for you.
I just so happen to have that dreaded “chronic smart arse ” disease can not help myself sometimes. well all the time.
Happy New Year Chris! Beautiful shelf, congrats! This is not only furniture, this is clearly art. Well done!
Always coming up with something creative. Another fine piece.
I have to admit that when this project started I didn’t share your vision. Quite honestly, I thought what you were doing was almost too artsy. I am pleasantly disappointed in myself. The shelf is awesome, beautiful. Well done sir!
Thanks for your comment, and I’m pleased that you like it. Some of what I do, even I am not on board initially. I have a saying: if you don’t ask yourself what you are doing at least once a day, you’re doing something wrongly!
Chris, insane on good days