Making Art from Reclaimed Wood

Making Art from Reclaimed Wood


I am not exactly sure how I feel about this
piece. Like most of the things I do, it was an experiment using
reclaimed wood. This is oak. It was upcycled from a cabinet one of my neighbours
threw out. This wood has very prominent ray flecks in
it. I was not sure how the stain would turn out. Again, I was just trying it to see what would
happen. I think it actually improved it, because the
ray flecks resisted the stain. They are actually lighter. Gives a pretty cool tiger-stripe effect. I did not put any other finish on it. It is actually not sanded to a very high grit
either. I was not trying to hide the fact that it
is reclaimed wood. There are obviously holes. I was not exactly sure what direction I was
going in when I was doing this. I initially turned two rings and decided I
had enough wood to try four rings. Off camera, I was trying to rearrange them; thinking about what ways I could put them together. This is what I came up with. This is it. If you have made it this far, thanks a lot
for watching. Hopefully, you will stick around for more
interesting projects in Cammie’s Garage.

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