Last October, I needed a break from all the constant Henry activity. I went to the annual City Wide Open Studios in New Haven CT. The Erector Square weekend showcases local artists in their working studios, and is one of my favorite parts of the event.
One of the artists happened to be capitalizing on the opportunity to purge some old junk. So I capitalized on the opportunity to buy this fragment of an old slant top desk top for $1.00. A new treasure!
I’ve been waiting for months to work on this. New England is currently having an arctic blast, so this is a perfect indoor weekend project.
And now for the best part, the protective finish. For this piece, I’ve chosen to use a natural wax. Wax helps to nourish the wood, as well as seal and protect. It also brings out the beauty, as you can see. I used Daddy Van’s. Good stuff, check it out.
Turns out, I have just the place to hang it. I’ve been looking for just the Right Thing to mount above this old handmade writing desk.