A James Sheahan Catholic High School HSC graduate has been selected to display his major woodwork project in an exhibition.
Luke Kelly will present his Japanese inspired hallway display at Intech, an exhibition of industrial technology based HSC major projects that will be held in Homebush from June 22 to 24.
Mr Kelly said the Japanese design was incidental and took shape after he started the project in his design and technology timber and furniture class under the leadership of teacher Bobby Wykamp.
He said it was the curved legs that made him re-evaluate the project and look at Japanese designs, which led him to raising the top and including the dark timber inlays.
The finished product has sliding doors and can be used as a drinks cabinet complete with a wine rack, a Lazy Susan and serving surface on one side, while the other side has an adjustable glass shelf.
Mr Kelly is so proud of the finished product that he said he told his dad that he will take it with him when he moves out, but his father can keep the other projects he has made.
“It was about a nine month construction period and that was working within school hours, afternoons and in school holidays to get it completed,” he said.
It is made from Tasmanian blackwood, with hardrock maple for the door panels and African wenge for the inlays and Lazy Susan.
Although he enjoys woodwork, Mr Kelly said he’s hoping to work as a pilot.