|Project by WoodyMark||posted 01-26-2013 09:45 PM||2590 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I have always been plagued with Honey-do lists..these are pretty simple because they consist mostly of white-wood. Well, I have several small projects, but this is my first actual hardwood project that I have finished. I will post more projects as I have time. I have a really cool scarf hanger I made as a gift for my Mother-n-law made from Cedar. This shadowbox was made for a very special baby. A family member had a little girl about 6 weeks premature. She spent several weeks in the NIC Unit until her lungs were strong enough so that she could breathe on their own. She came home a few weeks ago as a healthy baby…looking at all the babies in ICU, you have to feel so horrible for those that are not so fortunate. I am not completely finished with this though. I have 6 – 4” x 6” pictures to hang inside. Each picture is of a letter. Putting the 6 unique letters together spells her name. The letters are real letters made out of some man-made items (like iron fences), and others are made from natural occurring items (like plants). Anyways, I have Teak Oiled some 1/4” Oak ply for the backing, and eventually, the pictures will be hung from the backing with some miniature close-line clips (also wooden). The pictures are colorful, but I am thinking about covering the backing with a cream colored silk material. What do you guys think? Remember, the pictures are of letters of all different colors. Also remember that it’s for a special little girl (not implying that all babies aren’t special). I know it’s not perfect, but this is my first attempt at mitered dovetail keys on the router table, and I am pretty proud of them as you can tell! I really wish I would’ve spent more time sanding the frame because I see imperfections, but hopefully Momma will be proud to display it in the new nursery! Thanks for all of your recommendations! I will update the project once I have decided and completed the backing!
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