LumberJocks

Carved Flower Planters

  • Advertise with us
Project by EPJartisan posted 1611 days ago 1343 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was in Kyrgyzstan, I took a long trip into the Tien Shan mountains. The style of art was simple and powerful representing how the mountains interact with the trees, clouds, and animals. I was inspired to carve into a “simple” (I don’t do simple) flower box for a back porch in Oak Park, Illinois.

The motif are a white Oak Leaf and a Red Oak Leaf.. specially designed so that water would drain out of the boxes and off the end of the porch… used a copper pipe cut lengthwise in half in a sliding channel designed into the bottom of each of three sections. I made three… 10 ft long 6” wide and deep (the carved design in 18” long). Redwood stained brown (I hate staining wood).

Funny story. I have a form of color blindness.. my assistant at the time came in right after I had started staining.. she exclaimed that they were the most beautiful color of purple she had ever seen.. I freaked out.. they were supposed to be chocolate brown. three days later and with her help got them brown.

They turned out so nice.. the client bought new furniture to match the boxes

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."





5 comments so far

View Jimthecarver's profile

Jimthecarver

1121 posts in 2411 days


#1 posted 1611 days ago

Nice carving job and good story too.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

View jm82435's profile

jm82435

1260 posts in 2367 days


#2 posted 1611 days ago

These are nice. I think they would have looked good even in purple…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

View DaddyT's profile

DaddyT

267 posts in 2135 days


#3 posted 1611 days ago

HAHAHA!! I know how you feel man, I too have a hard time with colors. My wife has to help me dress in the mornings or I end up looking like a clown

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

View GaryD's profile

GaryD

621 posts in 1995 days


#4 posted 1610 days ago

This is really nice. I thought you were going to say that the were pulling one on you. Looks Great!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

View bigbuddha's profile

bigbuddha

158 posts in 1845 days


#5 posted 1610 days ago

beautiful carving!!

-- helen

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase