|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-31-2012 08:53 PM||1176 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
These are commissioned items with the customer being a local school.
A good friend of ours happens to teach at this school and was informed that two fellow teachers will be retiring at the end of this school year. She wanted them to have something nice to depart with and hired me to create that item. She asked simply for a pair of book ends and our creative minds took it from there.
What you see is a mix of Cherry and Walnut. Each individual piece is seven inches wide, five inches deep and six inches high. The letters are around 3/4” thick and stand five inches tall – they were cut on my scrollsaw and then affixed to the Cherry bases with glue. In the last picture you can see the box joints that hold the Cherry pieces together – VERY strong.
Finish consists of a simple soak in lemon oil.
Hope they like them!
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