|Project by DerekJ||posted 08-05-2016 04:50 PM||579 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
My sister is getting married tomorrow and asked me to make this for her. In typical fashion, I just completed it this morning…
The panel itself came from the piano I converted into a bar (see my other projects) and is finished with BLO and a couple coats of wipe-on poly. I hired a local craft person to pain t the words for me and the frame is black walnut finished with General Finishes.
The walnut ring holding the rope was REALLY fun to make – I’ve never done anything like it!! Used a hole saw cut out the middle and then used a drum sander in my drill press to get the circle. Lots of hand sanding to round it out.
Overall, I’m happy with it and had a lot of fun brainstorming how to attach the rope. I do have to say I am disappointed with the epoxy squeeze-out that occurred, but I don’t want to try to fix it for fear of ruining the finish without enough time to repair.
-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE