Dutchman patches and bow ties for three days straight on this live edge walnut headboard. The “Dutchman patch” is an inlay technique that has been around forever (AKA: butterflies, bow ties, keys, etc) . These repairs and reinforcements are commonly seen on boats, furniture, doors, etc. The photo below shows an antique with some dutchman patches. I’ll post more photos of the headboard when I get it finished.
I harvested this standing-dead english walnut from my buddy’s front yard, and was happy to get it back from the mill today. Only 2 1/2 years of air drying and then a month in the dehumidifier kiln and these babbies will be ready to use!
3-legged stool in the works. Made from local walnut. The rim of the stool top is reinforced with a wenge key.The stool legs join at a Maoof inspired center post (Sam Maloof used a similar concept for some of his table bases.)