Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rustic, Reclaimed Wood Crosses

Today was a playing in the workshop day--nothing that HAD to be done.  But, I do need to be prepping for my next show, so that is what I did.  

I want to bring 10 crosses to the show and today I made five of them.
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Each one is different.

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I made four that I left unpainted and one colorful one.  Tomorrow I will make 5 more, most painted I think.
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I liked the nail holes on this one.
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This cross has crown molding on it.
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Loved the gorgeous patina on the barnwood I used for this cross.
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The skinny wood pieces on this cross are lathe pieces from our 1932 schoolhouse.
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I also used the lathe on this colorful cross. 
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I am excited to make more tomorrow!  Which is your favorite?
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17 comments:

  1. each one is beautiful..
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  2. Love the top one where the wood makes an X in the middle.

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    1. Thanks Teri, that wasn't my plan when I cut the wood, but then played around and came up with it.

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  3. Love the barnwood one hands down. I spent some of my happiest childhood days at my aunt and uncles home in Kentucky. The barn was such a magical place to me. I loved the cows and the hay loft and even the smells. Lol. Good luck on your show Becky.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Sometimes I still get cow smell on the barnwood. I like the one with the X in the middle, which is also barnwood, because of the nail holes--makes me think of the nail holes in the original cross.

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  4. They crosses are wonderful, I love most the colored one and will start to make a cross like this in the next days (because I first have to look for old wood in my workspace).

    Thank you for your blog, it is a fantastic inspiration for me,
    Gabrielle (Germany)
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    1. Thank you, I am glad you are inspired to make a cross of your own!

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  5. Love the top one... nails and all...just brings home the right message! Hugs!

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  6. All are beautiful! Outstanding job :)

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  7. I like the painted ones best! I have a bunch of lathe boards and am going to be a copycat! Thanks, Becky!

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  8. They are all truly wonderful but I have to admit the colorful one makes my heart sing. Love the one with the beautiful patina too. It has a special air of prayer about it.

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  9. They are all truly wonderful but I have to admit the colorful one makes my heart sing. Love the one with the beautiful patina too. It has a special air of prayer about it.

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  10. Very Cool. I especially love the colorful one. How much are you charging for that one? Tammy

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