|Project by Takara||posted 03-14-2013 04:51 AM||1752 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
I asked some friends on facebook what to do for my next marquetry project and a friend from high school suggested a hibiscus.
I found a coloring book page online and converted it to a marquetry pattern. This was my first somewhat difficult marquetry project.
I wanted to make the final hibiscus into a recipe stand for this friend and surprise her with it because I know she likes to cook but I also know she doesn’t have a lot of room in her kitchen to store a large recipe stand. My father helped with this design. I wanted something that could fold up small but still look nice when folded up. It needed to hold either recipe cards OR a cookbook. We used some cherry and walnut scraps from the shop. The groove that the board sits in is at 15 degrees approximately 1.5 inches back. I have since installed a magnet/washer to the inside to keep the board slightly more secure when flat. It is finished with 3 coats of wipe on poly since she will be using this in the kitchen.
Now just don’t tell her because I haven’t shipped it yet! Shh… it’s a secret!
-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com