|Project by FloridaArt||posted 03-16-2010 11:55 PM||3007 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
February, 2010—After some heavy duty pruning on a bush out back, I figured I could turn a chunk of it into a band saw box. Well, I did it! Not sure i would want to do many more of these, but I learn a thing or two doing this. For instance, the darker brown color is exactly how the wood looks after the bark falls off. The lighter color is where I cut or sanded. So it has a kind of two-tone appearance that I did not expect. Also, working with odd shapes like this presents more of a challenge on the band saw! I had to be careful, and really think through each cut to be sure the blade wouldn’t pop through one of the slanted sides. In the end it turned out OK. To keep the rustic look, I simply used some dowel stubs for drawer handles. This is finished in lacquer.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida