|Project by Tooch||posted 06-28-2015 03:24 PM||2483 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
My Buddy’s sister-in-law was got married yesterday (the reason for this project), and I finally got a chance to take pictures of all the projects that we did for the reception. She was having a “rustic” theme (as it was held in a barn), and thanks to Pinterest, gave us lots of project ideas. Above are pictured the fruits of our labors, and its actually kinda cool to see them all together. Everything was torched using a handheld butane torch to give it an old and rustic appeal.
Picture #1 is the card box that we carved out of a log using mainly chainsaws and a small dremel for touch ups. I used the “Bandsaw Box” process to make it… cut off each end, carve out the middle, reattach each end, touch up by nailing extra pieces of bark over the seems. there is a large slot on the top for the cards to drop in, and the base was built out of pallet wood (I think its cherry).
Picture #2 & #3 are of the ring box used in the ceremony. I used a cheap pre-fabbed box, then engraved the lid and cut out the His & Hers hearts on the laser engraver, also.
Picture #4 is of a sign that the flower girls carried right before the bride walked down the “aisle”. we cut that out of a piece of sandi-ply, and patiently used a soldering iron to woodburn the letters. The lovely lady modeling the sign is my very own beautiful wife.
Picture#5 is of the centerpieces, log cookies cut using a chainsaw and touched up a bit with a palm sander.
Picture #6 is of a sign made from pallet wood cut at random angles on the CSMS and nailed to a 2×2.
Not pictured above is the last sign, which everyone was asked to autograph and write a note for the bride and groom. We still need to put poly on We cut these slats out of a 2×4, nailed them onto a few backer boards, torched it, lightly sanded, and stained Red Mahogany. We purchased several paint pens for people to write on it, and will poly it in the next couple days.
We started this process back when there was still snow on the ground, and after lots of “Woodworking Tuesdays,” several cocktails, multiple arguments, a few butane canisters and a couple of smashed fingers, its good to see it all come together.
Thanks for looking, comments, suggestions, and/or complaints are all welcome.
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