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Title: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: yzzilnoaj on May 10, 2013 06:29:24 AM
I live with a man that feels it necessary to have a dart board in our living room.  When I moved in with him he had the UGLIEST dart board set up and I just couldn't allow that to continue.  I told him that if he allowed me to change the backing for the dart board then it could stay.  After much contemplation and research I decided that I would make a board covered in slices of wood.  I got Art (the man I live with and am about to marry) to start cutting 1 inch thick wood slices.  I had no idea I was taking on a massive project.  I thought maybe 100 slices of wood would be enough...not even close Art ended up cutting 523 slices.  Along the way we ran out of wood so I asked art to cut down a tree (a small one) in our yard, he came back with a tree that was shaped like a heart...totally awesome and wonderfully romantic. Any who as Art cut I stained.  I decided that I wanted to have some depth to the board so I chose 4 different stains.  Once the slices were dry I started the huge task of making them all fit.  It was the hardest puzzle I have ever done!  That being said it was COMPLETELY worth it because I love how it turned out!







Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: HSG on May 10, 2013 06:38:25 AM
It turned out great and actually looks pretty on the wall. The wood pieces are a very cool idea. :)


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on May 10, 2013 06:43:34 AM
Lovely! Ingenious how you chose to add depth with your stains...very nice detail!

It might also improve his game, as if he misses the board, the wood could damage his darts! ;D

Don't feel alone...we also have a dart board in our family room...men...


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: I Sew Cute on May 10, 2013 07:27:21 AM
I love the different size wood slices! That looks so neat!


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: cankle on May 10, 2013 06:10:28 PM
What a great idea! This rocks!


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: SiFi Mom on May 15, 2013 10:50:42 AM
It looks like a piece of art, beautiful.


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: Belladune on May 20, 2013 06:53:54 AM
Stand alone it's a gorgeous piece of work!  You can always just take the dart board down temporarily every now and again to admire your joint effort!  Also, Heart trees are awesome, aren't they?


Title: Re: Wood Slices to the Rescue
Post by: jungrrl on May 22, 2013 01:45:07 PM
This is a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/may-22-2013-featured-projects/#axzz2U3XNhQxT)! Congrats!  :)