week 5

The assignment was to fabricate something using primarily two different materials.  Let’s say the project is roughly 40% one material, 40% the other.  The materials cannot be acrylic or plywood (unless you are gluing up your own plywood).  The work should be held together using fasteners of your choosing.

This week I chose to use metal and wood veneer and to practice using the machines in  the shop.  I used an old wooden frame I had as well as veneer with sticky back and the aluminum pieces Ben said we could use.

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I measured the original wooden frame and marked the metal before using the sew:

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After sewing

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Then I sanded the metal by hand

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Then I marked the point for drilling the holes to hold up the frame with “L” brackets with screws

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I cut a piece of cardboard to fit in side the frame

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I painted the veneer with wood finish wax to create some shade to play with

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I realized that the frame looked nicer when the frame was placed inside out


This is the final result, now I’ll have something to hang on my wall at home 🙂


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  1. This came out great. Good idea to use different stains on the same veneer. The effect really works.

    Really good photos too.

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