Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Inspire Me Thursday: Wood


With so many different ways to go with this project, I had a hard time narrowing it down. It seems that everywhere I looked, there was yet another source of inspiration... my battered rattan deck chair abandoned on my too-hot deck, the wooden salad bowls at Crate & Barrel, the branches trimmed from our bushy walnut tree.

Here's a project that I completed some years ago, which currently serves as a headboard, but has spent time in the past as a desk, dining table, and wall art. My passion for Art Deco marquetry is, sadly, unfulfilled because it is priced way beyond my modest decorating and collecting budget. Instead of raiding the kids' college fund, I've created a modern version using stain-grade oak, an array of wood stains (from American cherry, golden oak, and english walnut), and an x-acto knife. This is the result...

9 comments:

Pattie Mosca said...

OH WOW!! This totally rocks!!

Landi said...

This is really stunning. It is totally unique and very creative.

Deb G said...

This is really fun!

Pequete said...

Wow, this is really great work!

Jennifer said...

All I could say is WOW!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's beautiful! Very striking!

Cheryl Finley: said...

I love this! Very intriguing...and outstanding craftsmanship. Beautiful!

megan said...

This is impressive! It's so precise!

Lise Richards said...

This is gorgeous. I especially like the shading aspects with the darker stain in places. Gorgeous.