Beta Project: Snowflake Wall Art


#1

Happy Holidays folks!

One of my Christmas gifts for my Mom was this snowflake design wall art thingy. It’s a shallow box made of 1/8 plywood held together by slots, tabs, and finger joints at the corners. The face and frame are painted white and I did my best to give the back panel a weathered look.

The snowflakes were traced in CAD from images of real snowflakes.

And here’s the design layout in CAD; front, sides, and back.

And a couple of photos of the finished product.


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#2

Really neat – I like the depth you’ve created!


#3

That’s lovely!


#4

really nice. i’ve been thinking of some similar panels - tho admittedly not of the snowflake variety - to be lit from behind as accent lighting. i really appreciate the finish; it seems like nobody is interested in finishing laser cut boxes and the like.


#5

Very nicely done!


#6

Awesome job! Looks like a blizzard and I love the contrast with the weathered panel in back! :smiley:


#7

Fantastic!!

Also, I love the rustic looking background – the whole piece is just lovely.


#8

That’s really nice!


#9

I love the fact that you used real snowflakes for the design! No need to worry about copyright infringement.


#10

Lovely. Homemade gifts for mom, a favorite of hers I’m sure :grin:

Thanks for the pictures!


#11

I love the way you offset the front panel back into the box a bit. Frames it nicely. :+1:


#12

Great snowflake design.


#13

Sensational. I have to say there is a limit to the number of plain finger jointed laser cut boxes I can stand.

How did you paint? I thinking simple spray paint. Especially if the wood had been pre-finished.


#14

This is beautiful


#15

That technique could be used with a stylized picture (like a silhouette) and compliment the actual picture.


#16

Awesome job!


#17

very nice. Love the design.


#18

Really neat. I’d always intended to use some of my niece’s artwork to create some new things with my 'forge. But now you’ve inspired some new thoughts on that!

  • Tom