String Art

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Project by BentheViking posted 04-20-2017 02:25 AM 1066 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of string art working my way through my huge stack of “pallet wood”

Red Sox #1 – Hickory inner section with a jatoba base path. Put together with pocket screws and glue and finished with gloss lacquer

LL – All of my “pallet wood” was all collected from shipping during my 4 years I worked for Lumber Liquidators. I made this one to give to one of my coworkers there to display in his store. A mix of ipe, American Cherry, tigerwood, acacia, teak, and some mystery stuff. Finished with gloss lacquer. I put at T&G on each piece and glued it all together to give the board the look of flooring.

Watering Can – My mom has always collected watering cans. I made this one for her for Mother’s Day. Not sure what the wood is, its appears to be a softer hardwood, likely from Asia or South America. For this project I had just gotten a biscuit joiner which is now my preferred way to make up my panels Finished with a stain and gloss lacquer.

Love – My first project. Made on jatoba and finished with caranuba paste wax.

Home Sweet Home – Tigerwood center with a trim of maple around the perimeter. Finished with gloss lacquer.

Red Sox #2 – Finger jointed pine center with a base path of tigerwood (I think). Biscuited the panel together. Green spray paint on the center then gloss lacquer over the whole thing.

All of these get horizontal keyhole slots along the back for easy hanging.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#1 posted 04-20-2017 04:01 AM

Doing all that string art does explain the title of this thread. Sting Art, I bet you have hit your thumb a lot of times with those little nails. LOL Oh and by the way, Nice work!

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 01:33 PM

Nice work on the designs, pallet wood, first quality, all those exotic hardwoods. Here they just used reject softwood lumber.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 11:15 AM

Pretty unique hobby, looking very nice. Ideas are endless here, I soppose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-30-2017 10:41 AM

Great work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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