LumberJocks

Big Giraffes

  • Advertise with us
Project by tyskkvinna posted 736 days ago 1689 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You all likely saw the little giraffes a few days ago.. this is the big one. The little ones went over so well I decided to push it a little and I had this slab just waiting. It is ten inches wide, so that’s how wide I made it. It’s about 22” tall and 6/4.

I’m not entirely certain what kind of wood it is. The person who gave it to me (and who milled it from his property) claimed it to be oak, and it was very heavily weathered so I wasn’t sure. Obviously it is not. Didn’t smell like anything in particular and doesn’t quite look like anything I’ve worked with before. But it sure is pretty! :)

We’ll see if I do any more of these on a BIG scale… they aren’t really worth the profit margin, sadly. (It took a long time to carve) But it was really fun and quite beautiful.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt





15 comments so far

View Roger's profile

Roger

14166 posts in 1407 days


#1 posted 736 days ago

Whatever it is, sure is beautiful. Wow

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View Alexandre's profile

Alexandre

1417 posts in 794 days


#2 posted 736 days ago

Lis, Try carve one out of a 7ft maple slab, Then I”LL buy it…
Just kidding.. LOL
Nice project though.

-- My terrible signature...

View HalDougherty's profile

HalDougherty

1820 posts in 1840 days


#3 posted 736 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Looks like cherry to me. If the heartwood darkens quickly, it’s cherry.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5257 posts in 1201 days


#4 posted 736 days ago

Looks good the colors are great.

View tyskkvinna's profile

tyskkvinna

1308 posts in 1588 days


#5 posted 736 days ago

It is this colour after sitting in the sun for nearly 10 hours today while I lacquered it. It darkened a little, but not significantly. Hard to tell what was the lacquer and what was the sun… Other cherry I have done this to ends up deep and dark.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

View HawkDriver's profile

HawkDriver

447 posts in 1236 days


#6 posted 736 days ago

Very cool! I like the textured background. With the dark spots and heartwood/sapwood, it looks like cherry to me. A perfect piece to use no matter the species.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

View BertFlores58's profile

BertFlores58

1644 posts in 1525 days


#7 posted 736 days ago

Lis, Excellent and I agree… It is so beautiful. I like very much the contrast of the sap to heart part. The elevated white portions (ears and back of the giraffes) makes it glow and emphasize the 3D effect of carving. I am imagining things when I look at it… I think if you do 3 levels of different colors of wood (say you laminate woods) and carve it respective to the levels of the figure… then it will be another awesome work for you… just a suggestion. Keep it going.

-- Bert

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13341 posts in 941 days


#8 posted 736 days ago

Nice wood & much nicer carving. As always very tastefully done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View Jim Jakosh's profile (online now)

Jim Jakosh

11093 posts in 1708 days


#9 posted 735 days ago

Nice work, Lis. I’d have to come down and smell it to get more info before I’d call the wood, but the grain on the giraffe’s body does not look like oak…...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View JL7's profile

JL7

7030 posts in 1568 days


#10 posted 735 days ago

Lis – really beautiful! Wow!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

2571 posts in 1021 days


#11 posted 735 days ago

Beautiful, such an elegant and graceful look to the giraffes. Its a great design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View smoke's profile

smoke

123 posts in 1624 days


#12 posted 735 days ago

Please don’t take this the wrong way, I prefer to call it simple elegance! Simple in terms of shape, but the smooth flowing lines provide an elegance in beauty. thanks for sharing.

View SPalm's profile

SPalm

4760 posts in 2484 days


#13 posted 735 days ago

Very nice.
Good design and I really like the concept along with the textured background. So graceful.

My first thought was cherry, but it sure can be deceiving.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View tyskkvinna's profile

tyskkvinna

1308 posts in 1588 days


#14 posted 735 days ago

I actually have plans to do a couple of carvings with laminated wood.. :) It’s going to take me a while to get there, however!

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

View CLWidener's profile

CLWidener

53 posts in 785 days


#15 posted 735 days ago

Very nice. Beatiful wood and excellent quality.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase