Wall Shelf

 

I got this idea from a search I did over a year ago.  Someone had made a beautiful shelf with the illusion that the edge of the shelf was blowing in the wind.  I thought I would give it a try and attempted to do some steam bending with a few pieces of ash I had laying around.  The bending and twisting was an interesting process.  I chose ash because it lends itself well to being bent and pushed around without breaking.  Each piece has a live edge and in the end it should be one backing piece and two windswept shelves.  Today I was working on shaping the bigger of the two shelves.  I may put a burnt finish on the tips of the shelves and finish in beeswax for what I hope will be a stunning look.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHere are the shelves after I used a small torch to burn them and added beeswax to them while they were still hot.  A little more sanding and a finish on the back board and it should be all finished up!

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