Create Your Own Wall Art

Sometimes customizing a piece simply means taking something which we already make and making it your own. Our client liked our There’s No Place Like Home Wall Art . . . with a slight twist . . . There’s No Place Like New York.

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This custom piece was ordered in a reduced size of 16″ x 7″ to accommodate a smaller space. The detail is still striking at these dimensions.

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Would you like to create your own custom wall art?

My Son ~ My Apprentice

Years ago my lovely wife, Rebecca, presented me with this meaningful piece of art as a means of encouraging me in my longtime dream of someday working with my son in our woodshop. I now enjoy the pleasure of occasionally having my son in the shop and I wouldn’t trade that time for anything.

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As Jameson grows, so do his opportunities to learn woodworking skills. Below, we are working together on some blanks for one of our recent additions to Gathering Wood – oval Serving Trays.

Jameson is learning that running stock over the jointer provides a true and crisp glue joint.

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We use a high-grade wood glue yielding 4,000 psi.

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Jameson is also learning the process that goes into the creation of custom carved Wall Art.

The planer enables us to mill stock to the necessary thickness.

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Learning to make precise measurements is a necessity in the woodshop.

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The fruit of his labor . . . Some of these pieces are destined to become Five Solas Wall Arts.

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We apply a vinyl mask prior to carving. We take this extra step to ensure crisp edges of our carved letters and images. Jameson removes the vinyl mask prior to the hand-painting process.

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Here, Jameson is applying the second of three coats to a custom piece.

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As I said before, I wouldn’t trade this time together for anything.

JIM

An Oval Serving Tray ~ Custom Carved for Your Family

We enjoy custom projects and this custom carved oval Serving Tray was a delight to create. Our client, Laura, was a pleasure to work with and we really enjoyed seeing her delighted expression when she saw her completed Serving Tray.

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Serving Trays make wonderful personalized gifts. What can we do for you?

The van Vegten Family

Custom Diplomacy Game Board

We were contacted to create a very special Christmas gift. Our client commissioned us to create a custom made, coffee table quality, Diplomacy Game Board. This was a delightful project and it was a pleasure to work with Stacey.

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All the components were milled from solid Cherry.

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Our client chose to have handcrafted stained playing pieces included with the Game Board.

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Our daughter, Allison, created two satin-lined velvet drawstring pouches for the playing pieces.

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Our client secured rights to reproduce the game board image. The digitally reproduced game board image is protected under glass.

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We carved our client’s personal inscription (under pouches) within one section of the interior.

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The finished outer dimensions of this custom Diplomacy Game Board are 38.625″ long x 28.875″ wide x 3.75″ tall.

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The design of this Game Board included enclosed storage for game pieces, note pads, etc.

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Also included into the design were finger holes which facilitate the removal of the playing surface in order to access the storage compartment.

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Do you have a custom project in mind? We’d love to help.

The van Vegten Family