For Camille Morin
In preparation for the holiday craft show season- Camille needed a trunk worthy of her wares. After building up an inventory of pottery which just screams with personality – she is taking a spin in the uncertain but potentially very exciting waters as a full time potter. As a potter she’s kiln it. Check out her stuff here – its really cool. I was enlisted to build a bookcase which would both transport and show off her pieces in style.
This project broke with my my traditionalist approach – I used fasteners to join pine boards. One of the shelves are fixed and the others float. Camille added the paint – a darker inside provides a contrast against the porcelain. She added a set of wheels so she could roll the chest to and from. Sometimes its nice to skip the joinery and knock out a construction project!
I Tom Sawyered Anne E in painting the chest before driving me to the airport. A quick coat of paint is never that – and after all that she ended up on the other side of the camera. Thanks friend!
Taking advantage of one of the warmer days to get a coat of paint. Turns out there is more surface area than you would expect.
Update: Check out the AWESOME – coffee pot she made me?