The Deck - part 4

by brae  

With the straight portions of The Deck assembled and the leaf patterns drawn, it was time to start cutting the pieces for the first of the leaves.  Elga, who is a fabulous woodworker, suggested I cut the outer walnut frame in pieces, keeping the grain lengthwise as much as possible.  I marked the outer frame into five pieces and cut them from the paper pattern.

I traced them onto the 1/16" thick walnut sheet and then started cutting along the guidelines.

Here's the cut outer frame with the center vein and walnut cross boards.

Then I cut the bass wood cross boards to fit.  Each one is marked with a number so I can reassemble them easily.

The first leaf is now cut...two more to go and then the support frames need to be built.

Here's the second leaf started.

Already, I am getting better at cutting and fitting.  I'll likely go back and re-cut a few of the boards from the first leaf that don't fit as well as I'd like.  :]

15 comments

Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Wonderful work, Brae! I can see you are having lots of fun with your scroll saw :-)
04/23/13 @ 11:44
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I love how it is all coming together like a puzzle. I lurve puzzles. :)
04/23/13 @ 11:52
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Love love love the two wood colors together.
04/23/13 @ 13:02
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I love the contrast between the two woods. I especially love that dark wood you selected. You must be so happy that you got your scroll saw. With all the cutting you do, you really needed one.
04/23/13 @ 15:16
Comment from: Peggy [Visitor]
Amazing! Simply amazing!
04/23/13 @ 16:47
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
Stunning! I can't wait to see it all done!
04/23/13 @ 17:39
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
It looks great Brae. I love the colours.
04/24/13 @ 01:01
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Wow. I have got to get me a scroll saw.
04/24/13 @ 04:01
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
TREX would be proud! Nice work! I just knew you would do something like this. LOVE IT!
04/24/13 @ 06:02
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]
Wow!!! This looks amazing! I think I am going to have to get a scroll saw!
04/24/13 @ 06:39
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! :>>
04/24/13 @ 11:34
Comment from: Mandy [Visitor]
Brae!!! Omg. i'm in love with your deck. What did you use to cutt out the rond pieces?
04/25/13 @ 05:46
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D All the curves are cut using a scroll saw.
04/25/13 @ 08:48
Comment from: Lucy [Visitor]
The contrast between the woods looks amazing, and i imagine even more so when laid against the final deck too. A simple idea beautifully executed, i love it!
05/11/13 @ 11:03
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :D
05/12/13 @ 22:46


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