The top needed to be able to adjust from horizontal to diagonal with minimal effort, so I routed out the spalted pecan top and had it both lock in place and tilt upward by using a small brass pin. The pin acts as a kind of kickstand when in use. The shelves are spaced apart enough to allow an average height water bottle. The entire piece is a smidge taller than counter height.
One of my favorite details is the off-centered brass crosses on either side of the main body. I used brass rods to inlay into grooves cut on the dado saw. In hindsight, I should have bought brass square stock instead of round, because I spent a few hours sanding down the convex half round of the rod until it was flush… ‘Tis the nature of learning I suppose.
Red oak, spalted maple, brass.