|Project by elbarneso||posted 04-27-2014 07:06 PM||731 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is a quote that my wife has always wanted me to make for her to hang in our daughter’s room. She also recently saw zebrawood and loved it, but a large project was not possible based on cost of zebrawood. I will say that this wood has a really strong odor – almost like a zebra go figure. I used BLO and wax on the frame. The quote was laser cut onto a 1/4 inch piece of birch, with colored construction paper taped behind to give the color for the elephants and the letters.
I got to try out a keyhole router bit on the back for hanging this frame on the wall. I like it, but next time will have to remember to drill a starter hole much larger than the keyhole bit, as I had to take the bit out of the router (in the router table) to get it out of the hole, due to sawdust crammed in there. Overall a fun project, working with a new type of wood, and of course happy wife makes for a happy project.
I wish I took more pictures during the project, but somehow I always forget!