Project Poplar Marudai

I completed this project back in November, and actually gave it to Sharon back then, but I didn't want to post about it until the holiday for which I officially gave it to her had passed. (Got that?)

It's a roughly 24" tall marudai made entirely of poplar, with a linseed oil finish. It also has the same hardware as marudai #3, so it can be taken apart for travel. I managed to find a poplar board with some great grain in it, and the angles around the hole and base edges do wonderful things with that grain. The oil finish is great. I also tried using a router to cut the circle and bevel the hole, which worked pretty well.

2010.01.11 at 12:00am EST