|Project by Wingstress||posted 01-01-2011 03:18 AM||1572 views||12 times favorited||9 comments|
This wedding album was made for my sister’s wedding present. The album is a copy of the wedding invitation. The invitation was white with a black band around it with a metal clasp. The clasp is the monogram symbol they used for the wedding.
The album is a single piece of curly maple that was split down the center with my bandsaw and book matched. The inlay is a piece of walnut representing the black band. The monogram is a small piece of walnut that I cut with my scroll saw and then spray painted metallic silver to look like the clasp. I inserted the invitation on the inside of the cover and secured it with a silver frame. I wish I had taken a picture of the invitation before I cut it up so that I could show the similarities, but I didn’t think of it until after I cut it up.
The internal workings was a direct copy of a photo album I bought at target. I removed the screws and pages and reinserted them into my album. The biggest challenge was the piano hinges. I wanted the album to be light and not feel like a big piece of wood so the final thickness was about 1/4 inch. I had to cut each one of the mounting screws with my dremmel. I was so worried about poking through with the screws, but in the end it worked out.
-- Tom, Simsbury, CT