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completed: april 2009

this is a direct rip-off from pottery barn catalog. we have a huge wall in our family room that we have struggled to fill – everything looks lost on it. i saw this in the catalog, thought it was cool, but could not pay $399 for it. So my wife and I figured out how we could reproduce ourselves.

the wood is cedar, painted with watered down paints to show some more of the grain patterns.

there is a mounting frame behind that is popular with 2 1/8” inlayed plywood which all the pieces are mounted on; kreg jig construction. My wife did all of the painting and i did all the planing, ripping, cutting. It is 50×50 and about 35lbs total.

we recently replaced a piece of trex decking on our back porch. the trex was shipped to us sandwiched between two pieces of cedar (20’ each). being the yankee that I am, we used what most people would have normally been pitched to the curb in the project. we had to supplement with some cedar we purchased.

it was not hard project, but was a little more challenging than the no-brainer that it appears to be.

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p11093/index.cfm?pkey=cwall-art

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio





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spanky46

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#1 posted 1923 days ago

Nice! Definitely giving me ideas. Thanks for sharing!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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John Kasparian

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#2 posted 1923 days ago

Yours is better.

-- john

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1923 days ago

cool ripoff.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Cory

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#4 posted 1923 days ago

excellent work! I love taking ideas from expensive catalogs and making the pieces for little or no cost. That’s a great idea and great execution.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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bigwoodturner

231 posts in 1930 days


#5 posted 1922 days ago

Don’t concider anything taken from a pottery barn catelogue a rip off. You would not believe how many hits I get from east european and countries such as vietnam an my art sites where they are looking to copy. Wish people would buy and make american, don’t get me wrong I wish everyone sucess but most of those areas mass produce by ripping off others ideas in child labor shops. Good job on your piece. I like wood wall art alot.

-- Dale

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