|Project by john74||posted 09-02-2010 03:28 AM||1420 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
This cross is made of cypress. It is about 2 1/2 inches thick, 9 feet tall, and 6 feet wide. It is made from 8 quarter boards ripped on the band saw about 3 inches wide. Every other is flipped and glued back together to prevent warping. On top it has book matched 4 quarter cypress gouged to create a rough surface.
My friend Jim on the left and I did this during the hottest part of the summer a couple of years ago. We had to do much of the work outside because it would not fit in my modest shop.
It is dyed with Behlen Fruitwood dye, then one coat of shellac, General Finishes Candlelight, then several coats of polyurethane.
It is mounted with French cleats on 6 inch spacers from the wall.
It is more impressive than these small pictures convey.