Intarsia Stand Up Lily Cross

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Project by TripleB posted 10-27-2012 01:01 AM 2925 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little different take on your typical Intarsia piece. I wanted to turn the original pattern into a stand alone piece, which was a bit challenging but it really was a fun piece to make. The original design (by Kathy Wise) is shown in the last picture. I wrapped the stem and leaves around the back to give make it three dimensional.

The woods used are as follows: The Cross itself is Walnut. The lily is made from Yellow Heart, Aspen, Purple Heart and Cherry. The stem is Mahogany, the leaves are Poplar. The base is Walnut and Butternut and it stands 16” tall.

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 05:07 AM


Very well done! I like it even better than the original design!


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#2 posted 10-27-2012 05:18 AM

So impressive great job.

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#3 posted 10-27-2012 07:07 AM


Very well done, this work is sufficiently different from Cathy Wise for you to claim it as an original work and yes you are correct to ascribe the original concept to Cathy Wise.

Nice work and thank you for sharing it,

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#4 posted 10-27-2012 12:39 PM

Wow, thats beautiful.

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#5 posted 10-27-2012 04:35 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship Bob.

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#6 posted 10-27-2012 04:43 PM

Beautiful, I can imagine someone sniffing that lily it looks so real. I envy your talent.

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#7 posted 10-27-2012 06:03 PM

Beautiful work!

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#8 posted 10-27-2012 08:26 PM

Very, very nice. I like the idea of making it more dimensional. I will have to try that on an upcoming intarsia project. Great wood choices also, quite realistic.

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#9 posted 10-27-2012 09:37 PM

intarsia 2.0

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#10 posted 10-28-2012 08:27 PM

Beautiful and inspired work

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#11 posted 10-30-2012 11:31 PM

I agree with the above, your Lily turned out better than the original pattern called for. Great Job, looks fantastic.

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