|Project by Matt||posted 12-22-2014 11:07 PM||1013 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
Let the Christmas gifts begin!!! Let me start by saying I saw a fellow LJ “Chris” do something similar and it inspired me…so some credit must be given to him. Of course, I added a bit of my own flare to the piece too.
I made this for my aunt and uncle who live on Lake Fork on the east side of Dallas. The theme of their house is rustic, so I scooped up some free pallet wood from various places around where I live and made the…picture?...out of that.
Because I only have a 16” scroll saw, I had to cut the lake out in 3 segments each consisting of 3 pieces of already glued together boards, then glue the three segments together. Thank goodness for spiral scroll saw blades!!! I love those things!
I finished it off by lighting it up with a 15’ led rope light strand I got half off at Wally World. I held the rope lights down by screwing 1 1/4” screws into the wood and put the rope lights in between the screws and small slits of wood I cut for the lights to run along. The excess lighting is coiled up in a part of the back you cannot see.
I also put a poly coat on it for good measure…
In total, it cost less than $5 to make…but if time is money…well, I think it cost a bit more than that…..
Thanks for looking!