Another Shabby Chic Decor Cross

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Project by mspain77 posted 08-01-2017 08:24 PM 798 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this isn’t the most exciting thing to look at, nor is it the most exciting thing to build, but it’s what people are asking for from me at this time. This was my fourth one, and it was for a raffle for a local charity. It’s 26” tall and 18” across with 3” wide stock, all from reclaimed cedar I’ve had for a while. This is the same cedar I built the plant stands from if you’ve seen that project. I used half lap joinery for the center crossing and painted a coat of red on before the glue and final coat to produce that crackled wood, antiqued effect.
There’s not a whole lot more to say about it, but that shabby chic trend is on fire, and whatever makes money is okay with me. Of course I donated this one, but the client offered to pay for it and donate it to the cause herself. I did make a little money from the last two though, and maybe I’ll have more orders for this as I heard it was a big hit with all the ladies at the event.
Anyhow, off to the finish up another challenge coin holder. Thanks for stopping by guys.

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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


Make what sells!

Helps pay for the sawdust addiction!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 06:32 PM

This will be a nice crafts fair project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-03-2017 03:17 AM

Thank you both. ;)

-- "Always count a woodworkers fingers before heeding their advice." -Mike Spain

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