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Project by Teresa Mellon posted 02-13-2012 04:43 AM 1717 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Bark frames were quit the project! I matted the pictures myself, then started on the bark frame…my wonderful neighbors, gave me the bark…they were about 18” long & just chunks off the rounds. I then soaked the chunks in water for a couple of days…layed some very heavy weight on them to flaten & dry. Once dried, I cut each end square, and laminated (glued) them to a 6’ piece of thin wood. I then ran it through the table saw at 1-1/2” wide and sandwiched it between 2 pieces of distressed “old wood”. And Viola’ .....Bark Frames. They look really good!

-- Twisted T's Creations





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#1 posted 02-13-2012 04:47 AM

They do look really GOOD!

Love them! Might borrow that idea, very cool, well done!

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

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 04:48 AM

sounds like a lot of work but looks great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 04:48 AM

thank you!! Yes Jim…way too much work for what it is. I think I can buy “Bark Shingles” from a vendor through my work. They look very similar to the “chunky bark look”.....they come in 18” by 12’ (or so) squares and are designed to be placed in a gable or sidewall like a shingle. So I may go that route next time.

-- Twisted T's Creations

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 05:42 AM

Fantastic,very creative.You are trully blessed.We work the wood here,Shalom… http://facebook.com/BarnwoodBarney

-- BarnwoodBARNEY Texas USA

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 02:27 PM

That is FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#6 posted 02-14-2012 03:15 AM

Looks great T. Man what a lot of work, but that’s what makes them special!
Jerry

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