Sunday, April 15, 2018

Slide of the Month Extra- Home grown slide

April 2017

Time to make: 1 hour (give or take a few years)

Original design: Nature

An old friend once told me "slides don't make themselves", well maybe I had to do some work but there is no way I could have designed this myself.  I was removing some bushes from around my house about a couple of years ago and I noticed the nice contrast in the colors of this wood. Thinking about a different project, I decided to keep a section of the trunk to see what I could do with it. Knowing the wood would have to be completely dry, I set it aside in my garage until this year. When I started to cut the wood up, I was amazed with the patterns I was seeing and these slides were started. Both were cut about 3/4 " of an inch and sanded smooth. I glued a wooden loop to the back and three coats of clear poly later they were ready to wear.

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