A Hopeless Romantic's 5th Anniversary Gift

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Project by Lemongrasspicker posted 05-31-2017 02:21 PM 1517 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 5th year anniversary is on June 2nd, but we decided to celebrate this weekend (memorial day and all).

The traditional gift for the 5th year of marriage is something made of wood. This had me pretty excited so I set about back in December procuring wood on my extremely limited budget. I got my timber, cut it, and made what you see in the photos.

It’s more philosophical than practical. A quick explanation:

The 5 tines represent the 5 years of marriage. The heart on the left represents me (it’s thicker, taller, more masculine) and the heart on the right represents her (refined, beautiful, more feminine).

The hearts on the sides represent two separate lives and the tines being interwoven represent how two peoples lives grow together throughout the years. And lastly, the space in the middle is where we will put smaller hearts for our future children (which may happen sooner than later).

The wood used for the tines is some figured cherry, the masculine heart is from the same cut of timber, and the heart is from figured maple. The hearts were coping sawed out and carved by hand.

Anyways, have an awesome day!


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#1 posted 05-31-2017 02:53 PM

Wow, she does have you whipped real good.
I made mine a wood clock for our 5th… she would know when it was time to cook me dinner.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 07:22 PM

way kewl love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 11:03 PM

Sweet! Would 40 years be 8 times the wood??

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 11:22 PM

A beautiful thought translated into something tangible to hold onto! Your wife has a sensitive husband indeed!


-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#6 posted 06-01-2017 02:19 PM

Love it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 01:52 PM

Thanks for the comment gentlemen!


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