Bailey McNeil, Mum’s Desire (Student Awards 2017)

Mum wanted me to build her a unique coffee table with contrasting timbers, so I designed a stout robust design (600mm H x 650mm W x 640mm D) that used a dark (American walnut) with light (kauri pine) to offset it, I also choose these timbers because of their grains. I used biscuit and dowels joins for widening and I used rebate housing joints for the draw and carcase. I used solid timber throughout as I wanted it to feel and look really solid. I finished it off with water-based gloss so the different timbers would really stand out. Bailey McNeil, Year 11, Kerang Technical High School Year. Teacher: Jonathon Roberts