Curly Wreath - Woodworking Project by Craftsman on the Lake
Craftsman on the Lake
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Curly Wreath

This wreath is the culmination of wanting a new wreath to replace an old one that had to be at least 20" in diameter and fit on a large rock fireplace we have at the house. I just couldn’t find one commercially that I liked. I decided to take matters into my own hands.

The wreath has a base of a round foam ring. The ring is wrapped in , of all things, paper sheetrock tape to smooth out the three dimensional look and give a good gluing base. I planed wood for what seemed like an eternity. The two woods were some scrap walnut and a standard spruce 2×4. I chose the best curls, and sometimes helped them curl tighter. Using a hot glue gun I glued them onto the frame. The look is good for the holidays and will suffice for the rest of the winter as it’s a “winter wreath” (right?). Got to have something in that spot. All in all it was a fairly simple if not tedious endeavor, but since it came out a lot better than I had envisioned I’m satisfied with the results.
Thanks for looking…

-- Dan Gagner, Craftsman on the lake. The lake is calm, the wife is understanding, the wood is dry. What more is there...

What a beautiful idea and a piece to be proud of! Well done.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Great idea ,looks super.

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