Utah Picture sandstone plaque

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Project by Rj posted 05-15-2009 04:35 AM 2785 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plaque is Utah Picture sandstone.
Its supost to look like rolling hills.
When designing this piece I tried to match the wood grain (top & bottom)with the picture in the stone , in other words It looks like a road at the bottom of the stone I wanted the wood grain to flow into the road and if you look at the sky I tried to match the grain with the sky .

stone is 10”x10” over all plaque size is 14”x14”
woods used are Walnut & Birch

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 05:29 AM

Very nice. Great job on matching the grain to the stone. Lines up nicely.

Overall great design. Love the corner walnut pieces. Makes the entire piece a picture and not just a framed stone.

Keep up the fantastic work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 06:02 AM

That is beautiful! Love the sandstone, the frame is fantastic. Great design, wood and your craftsmanship is top notch. Really nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 06:04 AM

Natures art and yours a great combination

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 07:47 AM

Great looking piece Ron, a great combination with the wood. Where did you get such a nice big piece of stone that looks this good? I hope to work in stone someday too.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 09:10 AM

I have never laid eyes on anything so outstandingly simple yet complex!
The more you look the more you see!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 01:48 PM

Great use of Beautiful Sandstone and Beautiful Wood!!

‘The Sedcokid”

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 01:50 PM

Wow Ron;

That’s a beautiful piece!

Nice job with the frame match.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 05:11 PM

The pen master has many hidden talents! Another beautiful piece. You are a true master of the woodworking craft. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 05:57 PM

Very nice piece. I’d hang it on my wall for sure.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 06:15 PM

You could have fooled me, it looks so much like spalted wood.

You can’t compete with mother natures beauty.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 06-06-2009 12:20 AM

I like to respect and follow the texture of wood!
This is the basis of each work with wood!

Best regards,


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#12 posted 06-06-2009 01:56 AM

Beautiful piece. At a glance I too thought it was a figured wood. Great job.

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#13 posted 06-06-2009 02:02 AM

That a great looking piece. The colors and grain flow together superbly.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 07-16-2009 05:54 AM

Sandstone , ay ? Wow , it looks fantastic !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 08-11-2009 10:28 PM

Very nice piece, i really dig it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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