It all started with a cherry tree toppling in our woods. This tree had been dead and need to come down and when it fell, a major part of the trunk was suspend off the ground. This is important because when chain sawing, my husband hates it when the chain saw hits the dirt. It dulls the blade instantly. But with a trunk suspended I could request that he try and cut off some slices. And he did. He cut me a selection of cherry slices about 14" in diameter and from 3/4 to 3" thick. I saved these in the top of the garage for the better part of a year and as they dried, they warped and cracked. They gained charter but also became rather limited in how I could use them with out major sanding. That is when inspiration struck. I decided to not sand them but to leave them rough sawn and create rustic stars.
Using David's bandsaw I cut free form stars.
I cut lots of them, in all thicknesses.
I then I added them to my Christmas decor.
This project combines lots of elements that I love - wood, rustic, and quick!
And, during the holiday season I found little Swedi3h Tomtens hanging out among the stars.
©2015 Ashbee Design, Marji Roy