Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring


They tell me today is the first day of spring.  I am seeing no signs of it.
Please don't tell me you have crocuses peeking through the earth.

This is my garden today... there is a bridge and a pond under there somewhere.






















Monday, March 10, 2014

Horse Heads Coat Rack

Here's another coat rack I made with my router.

I used a pine board and removed the background behind the horses heads.  I also routed some vertical lines to make the appearance of a fence along the bottom.






















The horses are then painted black and the rest is stained.  I added 3 black pegs to the board.


This was inspired by a work by Thomas Molesworth who is well known for his "cowboy style" furniture. He made a bed with a similar image of horses heads on the footboard.

My horse head coat rack is 28 3/4" long and 7" high.  The three pegs are each about 2 1/8" long. I routed three key holes on the back for hanging.  The price is $125 plus shipping.



This, as all my other work, is also available by contacting me personally, or through my etsy shop.









Sunday, March 9, 2014

Girl on Horse Coat Rack


I am posting some of my work that is currently for sale either through me here at my blog, or through my etsy shop.

This is a coat rack (or it could be used as a jewelry hanger) made of reclaimed pallet wood.

I cut a half circle for the top part and left a straight board on the bottom where the pegs are.  I glued three boards side by side to make this piece.



This is my own design, the background is routered out.  This leaves the top edging as a frame and the girl on the horse, protruding out from the background.  The horseshoes, as well as the frame and the rider and her horse, are painted black. The bottom board is also painted black and the rest is stained.


Three 5/8" diameter wooden dowels are wrapped with twine to add to the rustic look.



















This coat rack is 24 1/2" long and 9 3/4" high.  The back has two triangle hooks for hanging.


There are a few holes in the wood because it was previously a pallet. I think it adds to the character of the piece. The price is $125 plus shipping.



Here are some other items I've made by routering out a design:

Golf Motif Box

Bar Sign