|Project by kiefer||posted 05-13-2012 03:57 AM||1918 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
On a recent walk through the forest my grandson and I came across this fallen birch tree .
The tree had been down for a couple of years I am sure and the bark seemed kind of loose on the trunk ,out came the knife and cutting along the grain I was able to peel off a good sized chunk of the bark in one piece.
My grandson got all exited and like most boys made plans for this piece of bark .
After looking at the backside of the bark I thought this would make a good feature for a project and home it went .
Letting the bark dry and flattening it between parchment paper and cutting boards I decided to laminated it to a piece of HDF and put on a coat of poly to seal it ,several more coats will follow but so far I am very please with my new found treasure and it will likely turn into a box for my grandson .
The name I gave this material is a combination of bark and veneer and gives me another material to play with .
Comments always welcome .
-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation