Home Depot Intarsia Wall Hanging

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Project by KoryK posted 01-16-2013 10:59 PM 5633 views 27 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one took a while because it is about 425 pieces and was a little out of the norm for me. Most of the work I do is with shaping the pieces in curves to make it look right, but on this one I worked A LOT with angles instead. It is hard to see in the pictures but I really tried to give the train the right angles to give it the depth (hope it worked). The thickness of the wood used range from 1 ¾ thick down to ¼ and I used about 20 different kinds of woods to create the colors. I made the pattern from a picture I found on the internet and, like usual, I probably made the pattern more difficult than it needed to be.

It stands 26 inches tall by 16 inches wide 2 inches thick. The woods used were aspen, seomareaba, hackaberry, wenge, Piesce, palm, oak, yellow heart, blood wood, cocobolo, ebony, babinga, curly maple, western cedar, osage, walnut, koa, mahogany, cortez, purple heart. It was finished in satin and again no stains were used to achieve colors.

Thanks for looking and I hope it turned out ok.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 11:01 PM

Like all of your other work…That is unbelievable…! Great work and very colorful…!

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 11:05 PM

Just absolutely amazing Kory….. very dramatic and stunning!!! Love it !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 11:06 PM

Very nice. This is true intarsia with no paints or stains. The only way to do it. Keep up the xlent work.

From another Intarsia nut….........

-- Brent Golden

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 11:10 PM

I love the piece, It’sabsolutely beautiful!
I’m curious about the name though. What does the train have to do with HD?

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 11:11 PM

Wow this is great art, very good work.

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 11:13 PM

Thanks for the comments and as for the name I couldn’t think of a name and I thought train depot and it’s for your home?? Might have to change it.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 11:20 PM

A fantastic piece Kory, a real piece of art!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 11:29 PM

very impressive!! Great job

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 11:43 PM

That is unbelievable Kory. Amazing work!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 01-16-2013 11:55 PM

You just keep getting better and better. Impressive piece!

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 12:01 AM

Wow Kory. You are smokin. Glad your back at full throttle, just like this awesome locomotive.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 01-17-2013 12:08 AM

I’ve seen a lot of intarsia, this has just become one of my favorite pieces, very impressive! Is there a way I could purchase the pattern?

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#13 posted 01-17-2013 12:33 AM

Really nicely done Kory.
If by “angles to give it depth” you refer to perspective, then I’d say you aced it.
It looks right.

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

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#14 posted 01-17-2013 12:40 AM

It’s way better than “OK”. Looks very impressive to me !

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#15 posted 01-17-2013 12:46 AM

Intarsia has never really grabbed me and sucked me in like this one. Great perspective. Very nice.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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