Modern Wood Art

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Project by moonroc posted 09-16-2008 01:35 AM 4746 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a first attempt at a project that has been in my mind for a while. I have really been drawn to modern and contemporary designs in the last couple of years and wanted create some wood art. I also wanted a unique topic about wood to post on my website. The background is made with 1/4 mdf with some added material on the edges to make it look like canvas for painting. The Mosaic portion is mostly different thicknesses of white oak, the rest rosewood and a rosewood boarder. I thought it wood be a quick and easy project, but it turned out to more difficult than it looks. I am working on a clock with some of the same elements.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 09-16-2008 05:26 AM

Very nice design. How large is it? Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-16-2008 05:37 AM

great design… this style is not normally my “thing” but I love it. This may have inspired a great use of all that scrap I just can’t seem to figure out what to do with. My Aunt (on my wife’s side) is a weaver, (love having artists on both sides of the family) This reminds me a little of her design, or at least her color and design sense. Fantastic!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 09-16-2008 12:25 PM

That’s fascinating—my church has several accents that are very similar to this, which evokes positive feelings for me. Very cool!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#4 posted 09-17-2008 02:25 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Trifern, the dimensions of the background is 24” x 48” The mosaic is 12” x 36”.
Scott your Aunt does some very fine work, That stuff is floor art.

Galoot, I am just making sure you have enough positive feelings so you will finish the lathe project. My neighbors thought I was nuts when I built mine. They couldn’t understand why I just didn’t buy a lathe. I told them it is probably the same reason I perfer a sailboat to a motorboat.

-- Richard

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