I will be cutting a set of standard patterns but my goal is to have them stand out for all the rest who use the same pattern. There are several ways to accomplish this we all know. Let me explore a few and , if you would, add you comments or suggestions.
1. Choice of wood. Instead of using the standard oak or maple we all know that more exotic woods look much nicer when finished. The down side is they might only appeal to a select group of persons.
2. The use of gems, rhinestones to add style and sparkle to your design. Again this is a little safer that the first but still may have smaller appeal.
3. Paint is a old stand by but a lot of persons have started using that method. I feel that it only works in certain areas.
4. Alter the pattern. I have seen a number of patterns featured in Creative Woodworks and Crafts where someone alter the existing pattern to add their personal taste or style.
I am sure that there are other methods that are used a much as these however these are the ones that come to mind. Feel free to add your own, if you wish. I think the would be a excellent topic for us all to discuss and share ideas.
As I said, feel free to add you own comments – the more the better.
Thanks for reading.
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