Art Nouveau cheese tray

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Project by Andy posted 04-14-2012 12:26 PM 3068 views 24 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The graceful curving strip of bubinga lends an Art Nouveau feel to this board.
I like how this one came out and will make a few more with different woods to see how the contrasts work.

This will be posted on Winefinity, a specialty wine accented website owned by my wife and her sister. They make some really cool pieces and needed some boards to fill out there offering.

Its about 7 1/2” x 17 1/2×1/2” thick with a full round edge.
The closeups show a more accurate view of the colors and the irritating inclusions and gaps. Arghhh!!

Maple,walnut,bubinga and purpleheart.
Coated with Ben-Gay sport creme :)

Thanks for looking,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 12:51 PM

Always good stuff from you Andy. Very nice board.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 01:00 PM

Classy board, Andy. Ben-Gay Sport Cream? I’ve never heard of using that. Does it smell? Does it last? Does it Cure?


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#3 posted 04-14-2012 01:20 PM

So nice Andy. The medium has changed but the message has not. Your eye for line, balance and color is as good as ever. All the same adjectives apply but we substitute “board” for “box”.

Your boards are beautiful and creative and will surely be a big success.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#4 posted 04-14-2012 01:29 PM

Ben Gay? LOL! Can I use this as a back brace? No it’s for Art what’s his name. :-) Looked at the website. Know you are having fun with these boards and they are great accents for the website. If they weren’t scrap pieces, could you sell them for what you are asking? Given time and materials?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 01:33 PM

Very nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 01:38 PM

Nice piece

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

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 01:59 PM

Excellent cutting board.

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

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 02:13 PM

Love your “stuff”, Andy.
A pleasure to look at.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#10 posted 04-14-2012 02:56 PM

ah the Artist in you is branching out
always nice to see the progress of a true Artist…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 04-14-2012 04:57 PM

Your imagination and artistry is unique and wonderful. I have used the Ben-Gay sport creme. When it
cures everything looks rosy!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#12 posted 04-14-2012 06:22 PM

Very COOL as usual!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 04-14-2012 06:26 PM


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#14 posted 04-14-2012 07:57 PM

nice board

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#15 posted 04-14-2012 08:00 PM

Thanks everyone for the continued support!
Doc Savage- I think a person could make a little money using fresh lumber, but they would need to have a system in place to make several of each style. I love to just play around at 5:30 in the morning and finish off the board after I get off work. If we start selling more of these then I will have to suck it up and assembly line a few designs. But for now I like playing with patterns, and color combinations and figuring out how to make an idea work. Thanks
Barb- just my weird humour :-)
@ Paul- Thanks for the vote of confidence.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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