Ambrosia Octagon

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Project by rrdesigns posted 01-27-2013 03:49 PM 950 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Put this together for an artist wanting a unique frame for one of her projects. The distinctive coloring in this maple frame is caused by beetles that make their way into the wood while it is growing. A fungus is responsible for the blue, gray and brown streaks and decorative patch work that accompany each tunnel and adjacent wood. The streaks and patch work add a unique look to this hardwood without affecting its structural integrity. The kiln drying process stops the infestation. Tricky business getting the trails to cooperate.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 03:51 PM

Cool design,great job Beth.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 04:01 PM

Nice job, Beth.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 03:39 AM

I hope it’s for a BEETLE poster or the like it would be very fitting . LOL
Nice job BETH .

-- Kiefer

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