World Map Wall Art

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Project by GunsOfNavarone posted 06-20-2016 08:38 PM 1321 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife’s birthday is coming up, and she mentioned that she loved a local furniture company’s world map wall sign. It was out of my price range, so I decided to build my own. This was one of my most complex builds so far. The project is about 50”x30”. I found a local vinyl decal company that was able to make a sticker stencil which I used to paint the world map. I went with ash wood, stained with some leftover Minwax dark walnut, and finished with a paste wax. It seemed that every step of the way something went wrong, particularly in finishing. The islands by Greenland gave me major headaches.

If I were to do it again, I’d do almost everything different and I think I could get it nearly perfect. Regardless I’m happy with the finished product and I think my wife will be when I surprise her with it next week.

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#1 posted 06-20-2016 11:17 PM

I think that is impressive. Nice.

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 05:21 AM

Beautiful gift for her. Giving is always better than taking, especialy when you work what you like for person you love.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 06:27 AM

I agree with the others, that’s an impressive undertaking.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 06-21-2016 10:27 AM

Looks really nice. She will love it.


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#5 posted 06-21-2016 01:36 PM

That is a very creative piece. You have done a wonderful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-21-2016 02:39 PM

Wow very cool!!

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#7 posted 06-21-2016 04:55 PM

Thank you everyone!

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