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Monday, March 26, 2012

Bamboo Sunburst

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First off, thanks so much for everyone who voted for me during the past rounds of American Crafter.  I didn't make it into the final round this week--bummer--but that means pressure's off--phew!   I've been working on a laundry room makeover and I'll still let you see it, but I'm no longer on a deadline.

What I am showing you today is the sunburst I made for the wood Make a Splash challenge.  

I bought a couple of bundles of bamboo on clearance for just a couple bucks each and cut them into lengths of 9 inches and 6 inches.  

For the center, I rounded the block using a jigsaw, router and palm sander.

 Then everything got a couple coats of spray paint.  I used a square of wood paneling for the base (painted the same gray color as the fireplace so it's not really noticeable) and glued everything together. 

There was no super brilliant way that I chose to hang it--I just drilled a couple of small holes in the square base and threaded some invisible thread a couple of times through it to make a loop that hangs from a bolt that was already in the fireplace.

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  1. So sad you didn't make it to the final round! I voted for you! I'm loving your Bamboo Sunburst! So classy and I love the turquoise!

  2. OMG, this is an amazing idea, I'm so gonna use it!!! Finally found what to do with all the broken shinai parts I have!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Look at you dressed all cuter while cutting wood. I'd be in sweats and a tshirt. :)