LumberJocks

Second Attempt at Cafe Wall Illusion Cutting Board.

  • Advertise with us
Project by Stephen posted 03-15-2014 03:34 PM 1693 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my first cafe wall board turned out ok, but I was disappointed that I had to be about 15 feet away from it to see the illusion. So after doing some research, I tried again, using smaller blocks. I am much happier with the outcome.
This board measures 14” x 16” and is 7/8 of an inch thick.
The blocks are walnut and hard maple, and for the strips I used red elm. I decided on elm because it seemed to be the best shade between the hard maple and walnut.
It turned out pretty good, just takes time during all the glue ups to get the lines matched up right.
For the finish I went with generals salad bowel finish, which I rarely use, but decided to for this one because it would probably be more for show than use.

-- -Stephen, WV , http://www.facebook.com/ZandZwoodcrafters https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZandZwoodcrafters





8 comments so far

View Steve Cherry's profile

Steve Cherry

115 posts in 489 days


#1 posted 03-15-2014 04:12 PM

Very nice.

-- Steve - Seaford, DE

View beefererer's profile

beefererer

31 posts in 943 days


#2 posted 03-15-2014 04:22 PM

Love it! It would be a shame to use it. I have thought about making one and only using one side and preserving the other for display.

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

14226 posts in 996 days


#3 posted 03-15-2014 05:16 PM

Cool work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View jap's profile

jap

1229 posts in 712 days


#4 posted 03-16-2014 02:19 AM

Nice!

-- Joel

View Karson's profile

Karson

34878 posts in 3058 days


#5 posted 03-16-2014 04:28 AM

That’s a great board and it keeps your eyes spinning.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View Ron10's profile

Ron10

30 posts in 357 days


#6 posted 03-16-2014 02:09 PM

Great looking board. Good work.

-- http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/

View Greg D's profile

Greg D

199 posts in 609 days


#7 posted 03-16-2014 06:34 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11236 posts in 833 days


#8 posted 03-21-2014 01:50 PM

Awesome cutting board! Like the cool pattern and attractive wood colors.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase