Crate Topper

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Project by JT23325 posted 03-14-2015 04:51 AM 1275 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Necessity continues to be a source on inspiration. My Lady brought home a puppy just before Christmas and well iyo make a long story short has been an interesting journey, and a crate became a necessity. I wanted ti be able to use the space as a table had to go to make way for it so I figured I would make a top. It is a very simple design, but has a bit of curb appeal and has proven functional.

The construction is pretty straight forward, it has a southern yellow pine mitered frame with a 1/4” sheet of MDF top. The original plan was to utilize some indoor-outdoor carpet over the MDF and call it a day. But after a quick visual scan of the shop I decided to utilize some of the veneer scraps I had. Overall I counted utilizing 16 different species to complete the top. It is finished with 5 coats of semigloss poly.

Among the veneers are: Wenge, soft maple, birds-eye maple, walnut, Peruvian walnut, figured birch, teak, ebonized teak, Chechen, cherry, fir, jabota, sugar pine, mahogany, white oak and one mystery species.

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 09:13 PM

I like this idea. Cool stuff.

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