Raised dog dishes wrap-up

They’re done, and I’m really happy with how they turned out. This was my first experience with black walnut, and I must say, I really like the wood. It was really easy to work with my limited hand tool collection and skill set. Most of the work was done with power tools, but I used my hand tools for a lot of the finishing and finesse work.

I have read that walnut is the “premier” North American furniture making wood, and after this project I can see why. The only real drawback of walnut is that it has large pores/grain. I had originally wanted a glass smooth surface for the top, but I quickly changed my mind when I realized how much work that would require. Ok, that’s enough of me babbling on it’s time for the photos.

Posted in: Power Tool Woodworking
Part of the Project


  • Rob Lopez
    November 29, 2010

    These are absolutely beautiful!

    • November 29, 2010

      Thanks Rob, now I just need to get over the fact that they will never look this pretty again. LOL

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