|Project by Mark Duncan||posted 07-30-2009 10:54 PM||3274 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
I made this after i found some walnut wood my dad had out in the barn. It was a bit thick so I decided to resaw it down to 1/4 inch boards and ended up with 4 boards. I then remembered the Oak tree pattern i tried on some cedar and it ended up not being to successful, because the wood was too soft. I then went back in the house and looked up the pattern on DIY Network’s Wood Works with David Marks and searched a bit and there it was! So I printed it out to the right size and taped it to the walnut and cut 2 boards out at a time on my 1950’s Rockwell Scroll Saw. My intention was to make a 4 sided lamp with slots for interchangeable sheets of paper for different colors. But i didn’t have the money for the hardware for it. So i had some leftover pieces of cherry stained birch so i decided to just make a frame for one to see what it would look like. I liked the look so i stuck with it. I then made a hair over 1/4 inch dado to hold the walnut board. 3 coats on the frame and 2 coats on the walnut of Tung oil, I assembled the frame.
-- Mark Duncan, Central California