Gifts From The Sea

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Project by FloridaArt posted 565 days ago 646 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

January, 2013—Another honey-do project completed. The idea here was to make a display for some sea shells that could hang like a picture.

Wood is plywood and poplar. Tools used: planer for the poplar frame, router for the plywood cut-outs, power miter saw for the corners, table saw for a slot in the frame to hold the plywood, hand-plane to ease the frame edges, and palm sander. Water-based primer followed by latex paints, then a water-based satin poly over everything.

Shells glued on with hot glue and two-part epoxy. Lettering by Victoria. This is now on display in the bedroom, on the display shelf I made some time ago.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 565 days ago

Very nice Art, did Honey participate? Maybe point a finger or two :)

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#2 posted 565 days ago

Really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 565 days ago

Very nice Art! Looks Great!

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#4 posted 565 days ago

I can’t see any of them that are edible. Nice job>

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#5 posted 565 days ago

Makes for a nice mantle topper.

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#6 posted 565 days ago

Wow, very creative and nice work. This will look great wherever it should be hung. Please elaborate on “Lettering by Victoria”, thanks.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 564 days ago

Art, very creative. Any thoughts to naming the shells below each? Nice project to keep wifey happy. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 563 days ago

Looks really attractive and interesting. Great display of the beautiful sea collection. Well done!


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