I have decided to title the series of items for the auction: “Pink at Heart.”
I came up with the idea this morning, after deciding I was going to buy some Pink Lyptus to incorporate into the items I’m making for the fundraising auction for the 3-Day Walk for the Cure my wife will be participating in during the month of November, held in San Diego, CA.
I dug through about 100-BF of 4/4 Pink Lyptus this morning at the lumber store to find a single board that I thought would be great for these projects. I feel it’s really going to strike the chord I’m going for here, as it’s a little bit deeper shade of pink and doesn’t have as much variance as many of the boards had. It’s 4.5-BF in total.
I thought that this would really tie everything in together, and couldn’t think of a more appropriate name. If you can think of one, please let me know. I just thought this name really embodied not only the Susan G. Komen spirit, but also hits the nail on the head, so-to-speak, with the incorporation of the lyptus.
I will definitely be pairing it up with some curly maple, and walnut, and possibly some cherry, although not right next to the cherry, as I don’t think there’s enough contrast.
I narrowed it down to 2-different boards for their coloring, but picked this one because I felt it had a lot more movement and character within the grain.
Here are a couple of pictures of the pink lyptus on the right, next to some curly maple on the left:
I’m hoping this isn’t going to be too saturated and dark in color, once finished! There were definitely some lighter boards there, but they varied in color quite a bit over the face of the board from almost white, to pink.
If you have any creative project ideas related to this theme, please chime in!
I might cut the board I’ve made already in-half and add a strip of the pink lyptus, so it’s “Pink at Heart,” or pink at it’s core. Or maybe just leave that board as-is.
I am definitely going to be making another cutting board/serving board that I’m think of putting a wide piece of the pink lyptus in the middle, (again, going with the “Pink at Heart” theme), then alternating strips of the curly maple with more pink lyptus.
I might also do a similar one, but substituting walnut for the curly maple.
There’ll be some candleholder made out of the pink lyptus too. with 4.5-BF of the pink lyptus, I certainly have enough of it to go around!
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