I often seem to find myself cutting shapes out of wood. I've cut mermaids, lobsters, anchors, whales, the shape of my province, and even pigs and cows.
I decided to do a reverse cut out of a cow, meaning keeping the outer pieces, leaving a blank space in the shape of a cow.
I used some spruce and stained it and then cut the pieces in uneven lengths and glued the pieces together, edge to edge.
The cow shape was cut with my jigsaw. Once I had it cut out I thought it needed something else, the cow needed to be filled in. First I painted the cut edges of the cow with a cream colour and then painted a thin piece of plywood black and screwed it to the back of the piece. I added three coat hooks across the bottom.
I superimposed Farmhouse and Welcome to give customers ideas of what I could paint on this piece. Someone may want their family name as well.
26" x 13 1/2"