A Rivers Edge Tile Triptych framed in TIGER OAK

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 08-08-2009 12:58 AM 2448 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stoneware tiles inspired by Birger Sandzen woodblock prints

Quartersawn white oak frame with blacksmith iron rivet accents

Frame is half-lap construction.

Finish is Dark Golden Oak aniline dye followed by wet sanded jazzed-up Minwax red mahogany oil stain. After it dried I applied a coat of right-out-of the-can spray lacquer to seal it in. Followed by multiple coats of french polish Seedlac shellac. Topped off with a couple coats of dark brown paste wax.

One of my larger wall pieces, this one is 44 inches wide.

boat load of photos in the slideshow

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 01:03 AM

WOW! That is exquisite…excellent accent to the tiles…..the finish is extraordinary…

Thank you for sharing that….great eye candy.

Bet that is heavy…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 01:13 AM

Super WOW!!! That is beautiful! A true piece of ART!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 01:21 AM

Very cool Dan! The corner joinery looks great. It looks like you are missing a rivot on the 3rd section from the left on the bottom? Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 01:26 AM

Thanks Keith … I was going to drive in the missing rivet and got side tracked

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 01:40 AM

Dan Another great looking time selection.

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

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 01:53 AM

This is so impressive that it forced me to sign in! “wet sanded jazzed-up Minwax red mahogany oil stain”. I really like it, and will have to try that someday.

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 02:22 AM

Dan that is beutiful

ive seen your work for a while now its time for me to ask the stupid questions the centre panels are they carved woodor beeten copper or what. i cant quite work it ou from the photos

keep up the great work


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#8 posted 08-08-2009 02:37 AM

Fantastic Dan!

Man I really like the “crosses and rivets” that tie the corners together.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 08-08-2009 03:01 AM

I love this! Beautiful work as always, Dan.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 08-08-2009 03:11 AM

Hey hooky … stoneware is a type of clay body that when fired in a potters kiln turns into durable hard ceramic

The bronze finish is another process …here is a link to a blog I did last year that explains the processing

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 08-08-2009 03:23 AM

Very impressive piece Dan. Thanks for posting.

god bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 03:55 AM

great work ,
once again dan .
i like your frames ,
as much as the tiles .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 06:28 AM

This is extremely nice. I really like the look of your art.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 06:47 AM

Your frames and tiles are outstanding Dan I always enjoy and admire your fine art.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 08-08-2009 11:58 AM

Nice work Dan, reminds me of a bed frame foot board, can only imagine what the head board would look like.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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