|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 04-25-2013 07:26 PM||3413 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
This is often my favorite type of scroll work to cut. To me, this is what I refer to as “classic” scroll work. It consists of gently flowing swirls and curls. This type of scrolling is also fun and relaxing to cut. It is easy to get lost in the process the wood is removed piece by piece to reveal the design. It sure is a lot of fun to make!
This piece is another addition to my candle tray series. The 4” center of the piece is cut on a slight bevel so you are able to push the center of the piece back slightly and it locks in place, raising the border of the design off of the table approximately 1/4” This gives the piece depth and dimension.
I chose a beautiful piece of cherry to make this tray. I knew when it was finished that oiling it would bring out the rich, warm tones of the cherry and would go perfectly with the design. I never once considered adding color to this piece by either staining or painting it, as I wanted the true color of the cherry to be the focus.
I finished the piece by applying several coats of spray lacquer. This gave a soft, warm sheen to the tray and further accented the beautiful grain of the wood.
The last two pictures show the tray prior to oiling and finishing it, as well as some detail of the cuts. I hope you like it!
Thanks for looking and for your comments!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"