|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-16-2014 12:17 AM||1705 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a wall hanging I created using mahogany and ash. Two woods I have rarely seen paired together, but in this case I think they work well together.
I wanted to try experimenting with displaying items in multiple planes and using differing textures within the same piece. I took a thick piece of ash and gave it a very rough texture using my CNC Router.
I then inset an area within the textured plane and left it smooth in order to affix the multiple cats I cut out using my scrollsaw.
The cats were originally designed to be a puzzle, but I liked the look of them better with a bit of space between them. The grain of the mahogany carries nicely through them and kind of ties them all together.
Overall dimensions are 7 1/2×9 1/2 inches.
Finish is a few coats of spray lacquer.
Looking at it now, the entire piece kind of reminds me of an Egyptian Hieroglyph – they DID like cats, right?
By the way, my wife claimed this piece as soon as she saw it!
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