3D Wall Art: Self Portrait Series

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Project by SEE posted 10-18-2009 02:30 AM 3863 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings All,

This is my first posting of a project since becoming a member here at Lumber Jocks. I hope that I do this correctly, I’m still learning the ropes here!

My favorite thing to build is 3D wall art. Recently I completed 5 pieces of a series that I call “Self Portrait”. The first piece in the Self Portrait series is made of mahogany and purple heart. The teeth on all of the pieces are made of poplar with a white wash that leaves the grain exposed. All of the pieces are finished with 8-10 coats of clear satin lacquer. All of the pieces are 18 1/2 wide X 11” tall and 3 1/4” deep.

Here’s a photo of the first piece in the series:

The second piece is made of purple heart. Here’s a photo:

The third piece, my favorite of the these first 5 pieces, is made of black walnut and purple heart. I got the walnut from the scrap pile of a nearby sawmill that also has a kiln. Here are two pics of this piece, one showing an angle view so that you can get a sense of the 3D effect:

This is the angle view:

The fourth piece is made of eastern red cedar, locally harvested and air dried in my barn. This piece is sold. That means that it’s a favorite, also!

Finally, the fifth piece in this series is made of mahogany and cedar.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my first project posting here at Lumber Jocks. Comments and questions are welcomed. Thanks for looking!


-- Build for the joy of it!

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 02:47 AM

well done .

they sure do look like you !

-- 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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#2 posted 10-18-2009 03:10 AM

Very cool Steve

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 11:39 AM

very artistic – creative thinking and beautiful result.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 09:07 PM

Very interesting. At first when I looked I thought it might be reflective of northwest coast totems… but I see you are from Tennessee. My second thought was that it reminds me of the mouth in Rocky Horror Picture Show (minus the tongue)....

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#5 posted 10-20-2009 02:26 PM

Very cool! I absolutey love various types of “wood art”.

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 10:04 PM

Great idea, I really dig them

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

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