Inverted world

  • Advertise with us
Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1143 days ago 2031 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a flat wall hanging 220mm x 220mm x 6mm thick.

Made from solid (pic’ 4), book-matched Padauk, African Blackwood and Sycamore.

Glue is PVA. It is sanded to 600 grit and waxed.

For the story behind it and its making go to my blog

As you can see from pic’ 5 it can be hung any of the three ways in the first three pic’s.

As shown in pic’ 6 it resides on the 'Stairway to Devon'

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

29 comments so far

View BarbS's profile


2434 posts in 2718 days

#1 posted 1143 days ago

I like your wall, Martyn! Very nicely done. And thanks for blogging the process. You are a leader!


View Bearpie's profile


2586 posts in 1651 days

#2 posted 1143 days ago

I must say that there is no end to your imagination as you keep coming out with new fantastic designs! It belongs in a museum along with the others you have made so people can enjoy them too.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7592 posts in 1553 days

#3 posted 1143 days ago

Initially I was voting for the box. But seeing the grain pattern in the Padauk, I understand why you decided to make it into a wall hanging. Either way it is pretty amazing.

I have enjoyed reading your blog on this too. It is always interesting to see how you put these beautiful designs together and I always seem to learn something new in the process.

Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and techniques with us. It is fascinating to see these pieces of art come to life.

That is quite a wall you have there!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View CharlieM1958's profile


15691 posts in 2851 days

#4 posted 1143 days ago

Martyn…. you’re killing me with these unbelievable designs!

I hope you are well insured, since a visitor looking at these as he goes up the stairs might get dizzy and fall. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View LittlePaw's profile


1571 posts in 1711 days

#5 posted 1143 days ago

What hasn’t already been said about your creations, Martyn? I especially like the 3D effect in the far left piece. I only wish I could do what you do, as well as you do. I do dream a lot!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

View RogerBean's profile


1127 posts in 1587 days

#6 posted 1143 days ago

We are certainly quite different. Your designs are so current, so thoughtful, and tasteful. I, on the other hand, seem pretty well stuck in the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet I really appreciate your work. I b ald love to be able to do the same sort of thing, but, alas, it doesn’t happen. So, I guess I’ll just have to watch as it occurs. Please, keep it up.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

View SPalm's profile


4791 posts in 2515 days

#7 posted 1143 days ago

Good choice with the wall hanging, Martyn.
That is a beautiful piece of work.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View fernandoindia's profile


1073 posts in 1577 days

#8 posted 1143 days ago

As Sheila, I was also voting for a box. some kind of French restaurant table this time (As Rance picture in your blog). Also now, I think you made the right choice. That piece looks nicer as a whole.

As always was a joy reading your blog on this too.

-- Back home. Fernando

View lanwater's profile


3076 posts in 1567 days

#9 posted 1143 days ago

It is breath taking. I love it.

The amount of precision require to build is enormous, therefore I am not going to try it.
The inlay 4 outside corners were almost paper thin, It is amazing they did not break.

Really enjoyed your blog. It was quite detailed. I pick up some new tricks.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

View michelletwo's profile


2233 posts in 1649 days

#10 posted 1143 days ago

You da boxologist! Now you becoming the wallologist. Very compelling & striking

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

View Paul's profile


343 posts in 2222 days

#11 posted 1143 days ago

Very well done, but that is what we’ve come to expect from you!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

View lumberdustjohn's profile


1248 posts in 1800 days

#12 posted 1143 days ago

Looks great!

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

View helluvawreck's profile


15623 posts in 1500 days

#13 posted 1143 days ago

Martyn, your work is always absolutely amazing!

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View littlecope's profile


2898 posts in 2135 days

#14 posted 1143 days ago

Pretty Work Martyn and a very enjoyable blog…
The Stairway looks like it’s filling up!!
When you run out of room, will you “convert” some of these into boxes?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View Druid's profile


608 posts in 1428 days

#15 posted 1143 days ago

Another winner Martyn. Great wall.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

showing 1 through 15 of 29 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase