G&G Key Holder

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Project by zombeerose posted 01-22-2011 05:41 AM 1746 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted somewhere dedicated for keeping my keys. I bounced several ideas around but finally settled on a Greene & Greene-influenced, tsuba-shape design with extended plugs to serve as hooks. The toughest part of the construction was by far routing the 4 small frame pieces from a template. Last word of advice – make sure you mount it to the wall from the sides instead of the center because the weight of keys will make it teeter-totter.

The frame is primarily out of black walnut with macassar ebony plugs. The frame pieces are joined with floating tenons. It is finished with several coats of Deft lacquer and rubbed out with wax.

BTW, the picture is looking down from the Blarney Castle in Ireland. I would strongly suggest visiting the island if you ever have a chance.

Completed 12-2010.

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 10:57 AM

Nice design.

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 11:54 PM

I knew that was from Blarney castle as soon as I saw the picture! Ireland is very beautiful! Key holder looks good as well.

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 07:37 AM

That is too beautiful for a key holder. Everything about it is enticing, from the choice of wood, the design, the finish and the pic. Awesome job.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 08:14 PM


This a beautiful piece
A nice design
a good picture

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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