|Project by CClark86||posted 01-10-2017 07:33 PM||1094 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
My beautiful wife was perusing Instagram one day when she declared I must make a wall hanging arrow! Another use for wood I had been accumulating so I agreed. Fast forward and I made the large arrow for our house which used 22 woods of both domestic and exotic species. For scale, the large arrow is about 7 feet long and had to weigh close to 100 pounds. The other arrows were made for the Etsy Store and have display shelves and some also have magnets I epoxied on the underside to store car keys.
They are mounted to plywood backers by both glue and screws. The individual parallelograms were cut on the table saw and a chamfer was routed on the profiles. Since I wanted these to highlight the different species of woods used I spent so much time sanding them to 4000 grit (fun). I applied Linseed Oil to them and then 1 thin coat of gloss poly for some basic protection. The parallelograms are also varied thicknesses which gives them each an amount of visual depth.
Mounted with metal french cleat kits with cabinet bumpers on the backs to prevent scuffing on the walls.
These were a lot of fun to make but by the end I was happy they were finished, in retrospect I didn’t need to make so many at one time.
-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.