Monday, April 16, 2012

Branching Out

Some day, I'm going to have a garage full of woodworking tools, because I am SO into this. I love making things out of wood. Today's creation was no exception. I made this fake tree branch out of wooden dowels, which I cut up with a hacksaw and almost lost a finger or two in the process. Then I glued the pieces together how I wanted.

I got the idea for this project when my friend and I were touring model homes (one of our favorite hobbies) and we saw this branch: 

I loved it, and decided that I should make my own.
I'm not sure if I'm going to track down some metal birds in the future, but I do have some cool metal leaves that I recently bought at an antique store. I'm debating gluing those on there, despite other plans I originally had for them...or maybe I'll just go find a stuffed parrot or something to sit on the branches instead.