Alter Cross for my Wedding and Wall

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Project by MHarper90 posted 12-06-2015 01:31 PM 1418 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cross to use at our wedding back in September. It is mahogany around the edges, purple heart for the middle, and a walnut removable base. The cross itself is about 16” tall. I made it specifically for use at the wedding, but I wanted it to be with us forever into our marriage, so I made the base removable and added a keyhole to the back. It is now hanging on the wall in our apartment.

I love to have grain continuation, and I accidentally outdid myself this time with the purple heart. I intended for the grain to continue through the miter of the vertical and the horizontal components, but after it was laid out for glue up, I noticed that the pieces were actually a book-match pair. This resulted in a starburst effect coming from the miter.

Finished in several coats of lacquer.

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#1 posted 12-06-2015 09:00 PM

Beautiful piece. I like it !

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 05:51 AM

I have two words for this: one is quite fitting for the project … the other isn’t suitable for print. :)

Well done!

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 06:00 PM

Beautifully rendered cross! Congratulations!

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 09:00 PM

It’s beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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