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Project by saw4fun posted 11-03-2010 05:35 AM 1853 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alrite guys and gals.. I can’t seem to make up my mind which way this thing is meant to hang on the wall so your opinions are greatly appreciated. Dimensions are 14”wide by 30”tall. Frame is Black Walnut and the “picture” is book-matched spalted Hackberry. Finished with clear coat spar-urethane. Thanks for looking!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net





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bamasawduster

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 05:46 AM

Awesome either way, but I vote for the vertical orientation. Great find. You never know what you will find when slicing wood and stone. In thinking more, I wouldn’t hang it either way. I can give you my address and you can send it to me for display.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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saw4fun

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 05:52 AM

Hey Gary!! Haven’t seen you around on here for a while.. Welcome back! I probably still have your address around here somewhere so if it ends up being way to ugly for my wall I will send it your way..!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net

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Pawky

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 07:55 AM

I’d say vertical as well. The darker wood seems to have just that little extra when it is almost ‘running’ downward

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blackivory69

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 09:17 AM

My vote is for vertical. I can visualize a pair of head (Alien Head?) with long beard facing and looking at the center of the frame where the knot is. I don’t know, maybe I inhaled too much saw dust today. :)

-- blackivory69

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obi999

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 10:11 AM

Hello,
great idea to give the art of nature a frame, looks very cool.
My opinion is that the frame is made to hang it vertical, don’t know exactly why.
But the grain and colours are only upright the perfect way. Look at the picture, upright it looks like an old sad creature.
But now: turn it 180 degrees und you see a wild and a little dangerous creature with eyes and hair up in the air. That would be my way.
Thanks for sharing!!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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saw4fun

140 posts in 1995 days


#6 posted 11-03-2010 10:29 AM

Only reason i thought about putting it horizontal was that to me when its sideways it looks like an over-filled fish of some sorts…???...

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood! Rastus NE www.nativelumber.net

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 11:51 AM

horizontal: a squid, perhaps
upright – if you flip it, it looks like the bulb of a plant…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 01:52 PM

In pic #1 he is a WALRUS! I love it!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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gtpreacher

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 02:01 PM

Vertical. To me it has a sad dog look in that orientation.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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Don Johnson

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 02:31 PM

Well, in vertical mode, I initially thought it was a brace of pheasants !

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Spoontaneous

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#11 posted 11-03-2010 02:45 PM

To my eye, I like it vertical but turned 180 degrees. I see ‘creatures’ any way you turn it (my laptop went through gyrations) but with the ‘visual weight’ at the bottom it looks somehow more artistic and ambiguous. Cool piece of wood.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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shopmania

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#12 posted 11-03-2010 02:50 PM

Beautiful piece of wood! Reminds me a little of Ray Ramano’s sculpture, . . . . I’m just saying

I also see the two long faces w/ beards looking inward like blackivory69. I definitely think it looks better vertical.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Dale

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#13 posted 11-03-2010 04:09 PM

My 2 cents—-horizontal in my opinion a horseshoe crab !!!!!

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 11-03-2010 04:52 PM

Don, my Len also saw pheasants. This like an ink blot exercise! LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 11-03-2010 05:18 PM

I like vertical.

If it’s too much for wall art, it would make a great cabinet door.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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