|Project by Andy||posted 10-27-2013 12:47 PM||1898 views||10 times favorited||25 comments|
I thought I would show three of the tide pool style dividers/trays I have recently done.
The third one is from the last box I posted, the other two are for boxes I will post soon.
The idea is very simple…in hindsight of course, its always easy once its been done. This idea came about partly because I dont like making standard tray style dividers and the need for something that blended better with the organic feel of my boxes. I started playing around with scraps and the third one shown here is the result.
I used a Foredom with a course ball grinder and then went to a finer ball and then finished with 120 and 220 grit by hand. I will be looking for driftwood and forest freebies in the future.
I try and leave a few places where the velvet background can be seen, it helps show off the tray and creates another “tray” at the same time in the void.
1 and 3 are myrtlewood, 2 is big leaf quilted maple.
I used spray lacquer in semi-gloss.
What do you think of this?
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