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Frame #104 Faux Sgraffitto

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary  Sgraffito is a form of decoration where the surface is scratched away to reveal another color below it.  Its origin is Italian and it’s used extensively on frames.   733 more words

Hand Tool Woodworking

Copper & Wood Leaning Projector Shelf - Lessons Learned

I think the biggest challenge with decorating a leased apartment is not being able to nail things into the wall D: That means no floatings shelves, wall-mounted TVs, ceiling mounted projectors, etc. 945 more words


Ozark Encyclopedia – B – Basswood

Basswood, Linden – Tilia americana

Parts used: root, bark, leaf

Traditional uses: Bark from tree struck by lightning chewed and spit on snakebite. Bark beaten then used in cold infusion for snakebite. 78 more words


Room to Grow American Basswood Drawing

Overcast, Fog

Chorus frogs sing in the background. Heavy fog in the air. Moss covers trunks and branches so thick, it’s as if spring is crawling up the trees. 97 more words


Just one

“Just one” is the title of my newest wood carving. Right now here in Corona California its 46 degrees with rain in the forecast. So while the sun was shining, I was out in the work shop carving away at the new project. 181 more words


How to Paint an Acrylic Galaxy on Wood

Hey everyone, Katie here! With the start of the new year, it is the perfect time to try a new technique. I wanted to share with you one of my favorites- painting galaxies/night scenes! 348 more words

Basswood Surfaces

Vintage Carved Titanic Bookends

Often, I’ll pick a project based on the materials I already have available.

After I finished the set of vintage whale bookends, I still had two angle brackets left over. 830 more words