Oak cross

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 03-14-2014 03:24 AM 1224 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother asked me to make her a wooden cross for her bedroom. I made this project out of oak and it’s joined with half lap joints. The hardest part about this project was determining the ratio of the two pieces. I settled on 13 inches long and 6.5 inches wide. I stained it with a mahogany stain And finished it with a semi gloss clear coat of lacquer.

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#1 posted 03-14-2014 03:26 AM

not sure why it posted the pictures sideways.

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#2 posted 03-14-2014 05:20 AM

Nice job, looks good. It’ll mean a lot to your Mother.

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#3 posted 03-14-2014 06:20 PM

Hey, I’ve got plans to make one for my grandmother for Easter and her birthday. Looks nice. Thanks for the dimensions.

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#4 posted 03-14-2014 06:49 PM

Nice looking cross you have there.

It is Cross making season, for what it’s worth;

When I make Crosses I always use 1:3 ratio,
width is half of height and I center the arm 1/4
way down from the top.

though I have had requests that I make the arm a little wider than
what you get with the 1:3 ratio

Not that I’m an authority but
they seem to be visually balanced (at least to my crooked eyes)

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 03:45 AM

yeah before i made it i did some research on the ratio i did exactly what you just mentioned. I had a bit of trouble coming up with the dimensions though. I wanted it to look just right not awkward or lopsided.

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#6 posted 03-20-2014 03:41 PM

It’s beautiful and well made. Like the stain and finish. I’m sure she likes it. Well done!

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