Colourful “river” on wooden table
Artist Woodworker Chris Salomone is well-known for his well-liked videos demonstrating his do-it-yourself creations. His eye-catching furniture pieces include simple, contemporary proportions that bring forth the elegance of wooden materials. Salomone, though, lately had some colourful joy when he created an engraved desk. He used pastels as the highlight element after being influenced by current plastic cascade tables.
Salomone had the concept to utilise pastels after discovering some shattered beeswax sticks in his home. He said on U tube, „I wondered what would have happened if I burned and inlaid these in some wood. The experiment was successful, so a few months later he made the decision to expand his strategy. Instead of plastic, Salomone would construct a tabletop and cover it in pastels.
In a captivating film, the craftsman walks us through his technique. In order to bind walnut wood into a bigger block, he starts by grinding and preparing it. In order After finishing the highlight, Salomone gathers the table by trimming the parts with bevelled edges to let the natural wood flow continuously from top to bottom. But doing so produces heat, which partially melts the beeswax river. He makes an attempt to patch things up and add additional wax but finally chooses to „live with the gap“ that the dissolving left behind. Sanding and completing come next. The outcome is a vibrant table that Salomone may use to test out a fresh concept.
See Salomone’s in-depth description of his table with crayon inlays above. to design where each of the „set points“ will be and where the crayon stream will run, he then splits one board into parts. Salomone then uses a drill tool to cut the river’s path after drawing a canal pattern on the board using a Sharpie.
It’s necessary to melt the beeswax after the stream has been dug up. Salomone chooses his favourite colours from a set of Crayola 96 crayons and melts them into the pathway with a butane torch. There was a clear middle way that he was aiming for. „I didn’t would like the colours to merge too much, just a touch. A spot where any 2 meets might be a good analogy. After the wax has cooled, he removes it with a scraper and uses a device to smooth out the entire thing.
An engraved table made by artist Chris Salomone was influenced by contemporary epoxy resin river tables.
It all began as a test to explore what would happen if you melted crayons onto wood.
… and it expanded into a complete project.
Salomone initially chopped the walnut and carved the crayon river’s course.
Then he dissolved a few of his favourite crayons into the canal.
Salomone then smoothed the top, removed the excess wax, and put the remaining parts of the table together.
Nevertheless, some of the crayons did melt during the process of cutting the wood. Salomone made an attempt to fix it but finally opted not to.
He assembled everything, then cleaned and polished the furnishings.
Watch the clip below to see Salomone’s whole procedure.