Oh Deer!

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Project by Sam12 posted 02-08-2015 06:44 AM 1609 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Fellow Lumberjocks!
Today I would like to share, with you, photos of my deer planter. It is made solely from 1” white pine. The head and tail are each two layers thick to enhance the 3d effect that the print calls for. The shaped pieces were cut using my bandsaw. Because I want the planter to last for many, many years I took the time to finish each piece separately (as shown in picture 6) before final assembly. It was stained first with Cabot stain then sealed with 7 coats of Helmsman clear coat. The plan calls for it to be used as an outdoor planter. Unfortunately, the final product turned out so nice that it now resides in the house. In fact, the only time that it has been outside was for picture day! It serves as a nice conversation piece in my living room all year around but especially at Christmas time. This year I decorated him with some Christmas lights and a stuffed Santa. I have the pieces cut for a similarly styled bear planter but have yet to get them stained and clear coated. Once it is done the bear will definitely be going outside as I have no more room in my living room for yet another wood project!
Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 09:32 AM

Good job!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 06:17 PM

That is the neatest, coolest planter ever.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 01:54 AM

This is a great planter! Do you have plans or did you create as you went? If you have plans and would share I would love to use them. Otherwise once again great job on a fun project!

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 03:40 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I wish I could take credit for designing something this cool but I can’t. It is from a print that is available from The Windfield Collection.

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