Over the last couple of years there has been a bit of a mission to renew the art work in our community houses. Living in one of the biggest and busiest community houses we own as a church means that there is plenty of wall space to fill.
Living ‘community’ means there are loads of different types of people and personalities all jumbled up into one house. You have quiet people, noisy people, funny people and grumpy people, but most of all you have a forgiving people.
This piece of ‘art work’ describes my household perfectly as we do all these things 🙂
Having made a few bits and pieces with a router before I know that the easiest way to get the words where you want them is carbon paper.
So after putting the text on each piece of wood and trimming them down to size I set to work.
Once all the routing was done the next job was sanding, staining and oiling…. Quite possibly the longest bit of the job as you have to leave it to dry between each coat!
Then it was decision time. The original plan was to place them straight onto the wall… However after much debating we decided it would be best if it had a backing board so we could get it off the wall again if needed!
The Backing Board
This was actually made out of some old solid oak flooring (Which can be bought new at TBS Building Supplies)… so it weighs a ton, but looks nice 🙂
Husbands are handy! I may know how to use a router but I have no idea how to do all this bit. Ben was the brains behind the backing board and actually getting the thing up on the wall!
Joz at Good Timber made this gorgeous waney edged frame which just sets it off nicely, and this is the end result 🙂
Sorry for the poor quality photo, I really should get into the habbit of going and getting the camera rather than just using my phone!!