|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 07-06-2010 10:49 PM||2055 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
I found this piece of wood (and a few of it’s brothers and sisters) when I was taking a load of yard waste and scrap wood to the local fiber yard. The guy next to me was unloading his trailer and trowing them away. Originally they were cut offs from a decking project. They were branded Tigerwood and they fit all the description of tigerwood. I made a few floating shelves for my wifes hair dresser, a couple of display stands for a local artist for her Saturday Farmers Market booth and a new display stand for my peppermills. Like Cozmo35 stated, Never, EVER, EVER, EVER turn down free wood. Tigerwood is real nice to work with and has a very beautiful grain. This is sanded to 600 grit and one coat of walnut oil. I will buff and polish it later when it’s dry. Like my bio states, not afraid to steal someones idea. I saw this design on LJ and thought, that’s what I can do with that last piece of tigerwood. The stopper is my rendition of a Hershey Kiss.
This is also the same piece of wood I was using in my blog, Wood Species #1: Name This Wood. I had several folks try to identify it but finally I gave away one too many GOOD clues and lightweightladyleftie nailed it. I talked with her and she told me, “Aren’t internet search engines wonderful?”. Yes they are. She also encouraged me to do it again.
Thank you for trying to identify this piece of wood and thank you for looking at my projects.
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington