|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-28-2011 12:25 AM||2193 views||13 times favorited||20 comments|
So, I was sitting in my living room about a week ago thinking what I could do to give my home some more personal touches and I happen to gaze upon the air register in the floor.
Aha! Why not replace it with something that I created?
So, I looked around and found a sampling of neat Art Deco style designs and came up with what you see here.
I first planed a piece of solid Walnut (three of them actually as I plan to do a few more of these), and then used my router table to put an chamfered edge on it.
After that it was over to the scroll saw for quite a bit of cutting. I was able to remove the back from the existing register to use on this one so I can fully adjust it still!
Piece measures 5 1/2×11 1/2 inches and is a tad over 1/2 inch thick.
I soaked this in lemon oil for over an hour to really saturate it as I am a little worried about dry air being passed though it – so far so good though!
More, I hope, will follow this one but in all different patterns.
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