Lori here~Feeling a bit of Spring Fever and the thoughts of decorating with a coastal cabin feel creep in and I’m loving this Sea Kiss Blue color, sand and surf…..so here come the Cottage Style Colors for the season.
One custom, made to order wooden letter 12″ made from barn wood, that Brian salvaged years earlier, from one of the barns he tore down.
When Ordering (let us know in the notes section):
-Choose your letters/or symbol you want
-If you want your letter to hang
Personalized lovey dovey barn wood birds~ customized with your initials and date on each.
A request came in, some time last week for our handmade barn wood love birds, but the couple wanted them engraved/burned. A sweet idea for a couples wedding day gift, or to use as decoration on the table at the wedding reception and of course to take home and keep forever.
Our country rustic wooden love birds have an extra special place in my heart because the pattern used to make them came from my grandmother Jenny’s quilt templates, that I have saved for years. It’s truely a pleasure to make something from the heart. You can find our birds here, ready for your customization!
Measurements: 7″ x 5″ x 1″
Made from reclaimed vintage barn wood.
Or you might be interested in our Cottage Chic Style~ White/Distressed Love Birds
We carry a wide variety of Wooden Letters as well, so come on over and check us out at Second Nature Woodwork online.
Welcome Friends! Spring is just around the corner and with it comes a good farmhouse cleaning and making room for all those new decorating ideas that have been bouncing around in my head; like these BIG Barnwood Letters that Brian and I now have available in the shop. These are available 20″ tall (or smaller if you wish) and we can customize them to any letter you wish.
And of course, I just love the French Country/Shabby Chic look so I end up painting and distressing anything I can get my hands on, so of course we have that style available too if you wish (like below) other fonts available too. Just send us an email or convo (if you have an Etsy account) and let us know what you’re looking for!
Look forward to chatting with you later in the week, talk with you soon!
Do you desire to learn something specific in woodworking?
- Learn aspects of Joinery
- Hand Tools
- Power Tools
- Simple to complex layout
- or a better understanding of the finishing process
Brian, a seasoned woodworker offers step by step guidance through private woodworking classes.
for further information please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is where it all begins, a massive120 year old maple rescued from the chipper. Burls throughout.
This month we are celebrating a Grand Opening of our new online shop, which features handcrafted home decor made from recycled and vintage woods and offering free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S.
We are focusing on smaller one of a kind items for the home such as wood letters, wedding decor, cottage decor, boxes, cutting boards, wedding gifts and keepsakes. We also have set up a Vintage Section in the shop, for those of you who enjoy using vintage decor in your home.
Learn the Art of Fine Woodworking
Fine Woodworking – Hand Tools I
Hand Tools I is a basic course on the use and maintenance of the basic tools of fine wood workers. You will learn to identify, sharpen and use a variety of chisels, planes, scrapers, and handsaws. You will discover that all of these tools can be obtained rather inexpensively and you will not need to invest in power tools to maintain them. This course is designed for a small group and will offer lots of hands-on attention from the instructor.
Fine Woodworking – Wood Finishing
One of the most difficult tasks in fine woodworking is finishing your project. Brian Bartel will show you a variety of ways to get the most beauty of your wood without going to a lot of expense and using lots of chemicals. He will start with the basics of preparing the wood (scraping vs. sanding) and move to simple stains, waxes and other techniques of the master crafters.
Back in the Spring I custom sawed 4700 board feet of Walnut into two, three and four inch thicknesses for a client to begin building various pieces of furniture. This began an exploration in the process of harvesting furniture grade lumber. Bookmatching and disection of figured wood was just the beginning, properly kiln dring the lumber was quite a task. I have recently received the first 1000 board feet out of the kiln and have begun the first piece, which is a dinning room table, 9 feet long and 43 inches wide with a 3″ thick top. Live edge, bookmatched with a 27″ crotch mirrored on one end. Pictures of the process soon to follow.