|Project by Karson||posted 02-28-2012 05:37 PM||1608 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
A contest was started in January on Garden Tenders. You were suppose to post a picture of a Fairy Door. The contest ends at the end of this month.
The contest was started without any prizes, just a good natured posting of pictures. I offered MsDebbie a prize to be given to the winner. So then it became an offical contest. The owner of the web site kicked in a $ prize for second place.
You’ve got 2 days to signup as a member of Garden Tenders and enter your picture. The winner gets to pick your choice of one of these 3 boxes.
I made 4 Shaker Candle boxes and gave one to my wife and one for the contest so I’ll hold the other two for some special occasion. My son saw a box that he remembers as being similiar to one of these in a NY museaum store and they were asking $400.00 for it.
I guess I need to get into the Museum Store business.
The sides are Ambrosia Maple. The streaks are caused by an Ambrosia Beetle that burrows into the tree. Sometimes you see two holes where theve got an entry and then have an exit hole. How they are able to burrow so close is hard for me to understand. After the Ambrosia Beetle is done a fungus invades the tunnel. The black fungus in seen on the sides of the tunnel. As sap goes up and down the trees over the years then a colored streak is developed in the wood. They are quite a show piece of dramatic wood structures.
The top is made from some Maple burl that I got in a wood gloat around 4 years ago.
The splines are cut from some Eucalyptus from Ira. The Bees Wing grain of that wood is not visable on these small pieces. But its a beautiful pink color.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †