|Project by JimYoung||posted 07-15-2016 10:54 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is the second of my vacation woodworking projects. If you are not a fan of the Walking Dead, there is a talk show that goes along with it. The set for the show has a huge wooden wall art that is basically end grain blocks of random heights glued to a board.
This is my miniature version of this wall art. It measures approximately 10” x 14” since that is the size of the scrap piece of 1/4” Baltic birch ply that I had laying around. The large squares are 3/4” square and the small ones are 3/8” square. I was not very careful with the dimensions of the blanks, so some of the lines are not straight and there are a few gaps. Once I had several strips cut, I just cut off random lengths on the table saw from 1/8” to 3/4” thick. You need a lot of blocks, so try to keep track and cut a lot.
After that, it is just a matter of gluing them to the board. I did draw a few lines to try and keep things lined up. The frame is 1/2” x 1” and is mitered and glued to the ply. I know I’ll probably have issues down the road, but this was mostly a test to see what was involved in making one of these.
The wood is all cherry and the finish is Arm-R-Seal (2 on the blocks, and 3 or 4 on the frame) rubbed out with Behlen’s Deluxing Cream.
-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon