|Project by MHarper90||posted 12-06-2015 01:31 PM||626 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this cross to use at our wedding back in September. It is mahogany around the edges, purple heart for the middle, and a walnut removable base. The cross itself is about 16” tall. I made it specifically for use at the wedding, but I wanted it to be with us forever into our marriage, so I made the base removable and added a keyhole to the back. It is now hanging on the wall in our apartment.
I love to have grain continuation, and I accidentally outdid myself this time with the purple heart. I intended for the grain to continue through the miter of the vertical and the horizontal components, but after it was laid out for glue up, I noticed that the pieces were actually a book-match pair. This resulted in a starburst effect coming from the miter.
Finished in several coats of lacquer.