Wall Hanging Wood Arrows Some with Shelves

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Project by CClark86 posted 01-10-2017 07:33 PM 2332 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My beautiful wife was perusing Instagram one day when she declared I must make a wall hanging arrow! Another use for wood I had been accumulating so I agreed. Fast forward and I made the large arrow for our house which used 22 woods of both domestic and exotic species. For scale, the large arrow is about 7 feet long and had to weigh close to 100 pounds. The other arrows were made for the Etsy Store and have display shelves and some also have magnets I epoxied on the underside to store car keys.

They are mounted to plywood backers by both glue and screws. The individual parallelograms were cut on the table saw and a chamfer was routed on the profiles. Since I wanted these to highlight the different species of woods used I spent so much time sanding them to 4000 grit (fun). I applied Linseed Oil to them and then 1 thin coat of gloss poly for some basic protection. The parallelograms are also varied thicknesses which gives them each an amount of visual depth.

Mounted with metal french cleat kits with cabinet bumpers on the backs to prevent scuffing on the walls.

These were a lot of fun to make but by the end I was happy they were finished, in retrospect I didn’t need to make so many at one time.



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 01-10-2017 08:36 PM

The design is great but when you add how nice the wood looks,( exotic and spalted) it really is a work of art. Great job!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 09:42 PM

That’s a great project, I too have several small cutoffs and I just can’t bring myself to throw them out. This just might be the perfect project for such would be scrap!

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 01-10-2017 10:18 PM

I like them all.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#4 posted 01-11-2017 12:37 AM

These are really cool. That would great on the wall pointing to the shop.This will be on my list.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-11-2017 12:11 PM

Realy beautiful pieces of woods you had as leftovers. Very smartly used, I like those arrows.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-11-2017 04:27 PM

Very original and beautiful.

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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