|Project by warrenkicker||posted 03-02-2010 07:04 AM||1246 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a picture frame in the shape of a tractor I did back in 2005. We had a BAD ice storm in early January that had us out of power for a long time based on where we live. I got a lot of pieces of a variety of species from limbs that were brought down by the ice. In fact we lost almost a half of a quite large Bradford Pear in our front yard. Since the wound in the tree looked like a Ruffles potato chip I decided that might be nice looking wood to do something with.
My brother had just gotten a new-to-them tractor on the farm so I decided that might be a good inspiration for something to build. The shape of this frame is very similar to the actual tractor. The wheels are made from 8 pieces each of the Bradford Pear wood but the curl really isn’t that visible in these shots. The body of the tractor is Burr Oak and Osage Orange (or Hedge or Bois d’Arc) from the farm and both are quartersawn. The exhaust pipe is the only wood I bought and is a dowel. It has a poly finish and is about 12” wide and 10” tall.