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Project by ous posted 02-18-2011 09:18 AM 1913 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wall has 52 different species of wood. The material is made up tongue and grooved 3/4 thick, odd lengths in widths 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches. The straight line patterns can be broken up by placing inserts of wider widths. Some of the material is solid and some is 1/42 veneer pressed on to aspen plywood with a small hydraulic press I have. This is a accumulation of many years of setting aside choice material. I would be glad to answer any question not covered.

-- Roy Montana

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#1 posted 02-18-2011 11:06 AM

Wow now that is a big Puzzle…. Some amazing colors going on there, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-18-2011 02:01 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

-- curious woodworker

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#3 posted 02-18-2011 03:34 PM

I like how it showcases the wood pieces as art – each one is so interesting to look at. I like how busy it is, it keeps your eye moving around, seeing new patterns. I maydo something like this as my kitchen backsplash. Then I’d have some nice to look at as I do dishes! I couldn’t help noticing the panels in the background – wall cabinets? Did you do those too? If so, I’d love to see close-ups of them, also! ; )

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 05:35 PM

That’s a really cool idea.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 02-18-2011 07:43 PM

In response to Cindy, texture freak question: I couldn’t help noticing the panels in the background – wall cabinets?
You are correct. I made the doors by pressing split-match Myrtle veneer onto 3/4” aspen plywood. I use a small hydraulic press that I built for fixing the veneer face to the plywood. The photo below shows a closeup of one set of the cabinets. Notice how the pattern continues from the top and continues across the face of the drawer.


-- Roy Montana

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#6 posted 02-19-2011 02:07 AM

I’ve had similar idea but hasn’t excuted yet. I know it needs a lot of work but if the result is not satisfactory, it’s a real disappointment. Now I can do it for the backsplash on my den, it’s going to be good.

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#7 posted 02-19-2011 03:34 AM

Oh, those cabinets are gorgeous! I’m so glad you posted a close-up! Now, in the middle of the night, while sneaking into the fridge for a snack, I would scare the heck out of myself – it looks like a person’s silhoette, with a reflection in water…Maybe I love scary movies too much : ) Very beautiful!

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 01:46 AM

Very interesting Roy. I don’t think I could name 25 species of wood let alone 52. The more I look at it, the more I like it. That has probably started many conversations and inspired many questions to those who see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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