|Project by KWDRIVER||posted 01-01-2016 09:05 PM||1651 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
Hey everyone, haven’t had time to post any new projects due to work commitments and other life adventures but here is the latest that I completed. It originally started as a oak tree that fell in my neighbors yard which I milled up and basically sat there waiting for some inspiration. Well fast forward a year or so and my wife asked me to do something different for her kitchen so I figured why not those slabs that have been laying around, while I love granite and the detail it can have, It can never compete with the warmth wood has. The challenges I faced with this project was how to allow for expansion while also doing something different with the piece. The breadboard ends and the bowties are pieces of crabapple I had left over from a prior project and the cutting board at the end is maple and crabapple( cutting board is removable for refinishing). The middle is filled with river rock and the finish is multiple coats of epoxy. I have had movement up to a 1/16th of an inch at the breadboard ends and the epoxy has held up wonderful. I also filled the middle with glow in the dark powder which gives it a cool river look at night. Hope everyone enjoys and Ill try to post more projects from now on. Happy New Year!!