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Where we specialise in creating Intarsia & fine Wood Art projects using the Scrollsaw
We have put together this site to display the unique Wood Art that we have created over the years here at Pictures in Wood
As you will gather we are real Scrollsaw enthusiast and have turned our hand to designing and making a wide range of projects. From our more up to date wood art and practical pieces for your home and garden, to where it all started many years ago with our more traditional Intarsia pieces!
Being able to promote our work online to like minded 'Scrollsaw surfers' and receive feedback is just great and inquires are a joy, so keep them coming :-) please!
Intarsia is a beautiful three dimensional mosaic wall hanging, which was an ancient woodcraft basis for Wood Art, Marquetry and Wood-inlay craftwork of years ago.
Every handcrafted piece is unique, as no two pieces of wood are the same.
|Our Intarsia designs range from our own British Birds and Animals, to fun things, even rare and exotic species from faraway lands, as well as using patterns from the USA.|
|We like to think of it as decorative Pictures In Wood more life - like than paintings, because of the three dimensional appearance.|
The pieces are individually cut out of wood, paying particular attention to the arrangement and direction of the grain. We use mostly Pine, if the finished piece is to be coloured, as Pine takes colour well, is environmentally friendly and a renewable source.
The Woodland Trail to the right was made using just Tulip wood, with its lovely variations of light wood with darker shades of green, it seem to be the perfect choice for this particular Intarsia piece.
When it comes to sanding, we try to visualise the project as if it were real.
The pieces are mostly stained, using various acrylic mediums, still allowing the grain of the wood to show through, then two coats of polish are applied.
The pieces are then placed together and glued on a plywood backing to form a picture, so creating a lasting work of art.
If you would like some special Wood Art just for you?
You can commission us, as we find commissions are a welcome challenge.
All we need is a photo or picture, with the size and colours you would like.
We will email you back, with how much and how long.
We have regularly contributed Scrollsaw projects to woodworking magazines here in the UK and USA. Who would have thought our very own Flexi Robot, would have made it big in the USA and now have a new home in Pennsylvania, thanks to the "Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts" magazine!
|Flexi Robot & his friend Rusty the dog||getting ready to do all the odd jobs!|
We would like to thank Shawn Ferguson, for his kind comments and fantastic Robot family, its great to see that Shawn has taken our Robot project Issue 41 to a totally new level with a whole Robot family with lots of new imaginative accessory's. Check it out on the Scroll saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board
We know it's going back a few years now, but thought it well worth mentioning it, just in case you haven't seen it!
Here are some examples of our work
|Mr & Mrs Scarecrow - Colourful & fun, pull the string to see them move|
|Light Box |
Made using 6mm Tulipwood
Can be fitted with either a
traditional electric 25W bulb
or for total portability inside
& out a battery operated
LED light works just as well
Made using Maple & Walnut
|Word Art - Personalized Word Art is very popular|
Congratulations on your Degree!
|Their Wedding Day - a good way never to forget the Anniversary!|
|What a great thought! Healing is a Great River of LOVE|
|Flower of Life - made from 6mm Birch Plywood|
|Dove of Life - made from 6mm Birch Plywood and then painted Gold|
|We have taken the concept of the classic chess set a stage further by adopting appropriate leaf shapes for the pieces. The great English oak leaf represents the King, a leaf from the invasive tree of heaven suits the free-roving Queen, with a maple leaf for the Bishop, a prickly hawthorn for the Knight, a tulip tree leaf for the Rook and the simple lines of the lime for the Pawns. |
All the pieces are cut using the Compound scrollsawing method, using ash and walnut to achieve the traditional contrast of light and dark within the set, and the board is fashioned from obeche and walnut.
Check out how the Seascape saw made HERE
Surfing art work for those surfing enthusiasts
A pair of Halloween Lanterns
|Pushing Back the Books |
Made using Walnut & Tulip wood
using the compound sawing method
|Who would have thought it, a Bowl|
made using a Scrollsaw
Woodland Trail original photo
Woodland Trail Intarsia picture
Old style Police Box
with blue light
We made this old style Police Box a few
years ago for a Dr Who enthusiast :-)
Some attractive sconces
Yellow Digger Bookends
|Never mislay your keys again||Two tone Spiral Coasters|
|Mechanical Snake, lots of fun young and old alike || |
|Light/Sun Catchers, made using 4mm plywood and 3mm acrylic sheets|
|Light/Sun Catcher||Jewelry tree|
It has to be said Jemima's a Star
Made especially for a very young
well, we can't all be perfect!
Making a drawing from the original
Tower Bridge picture
Tower Bridge as a finished piece
Another commission, this time a
personal named pencil box, made
from African Red wood
A personalised Photo Album to
remember bygone days
|If you would like to know how our projects are made, or are interested in having a go yourself! We have a book out titled "Success with Scrollsaws" |
It is full of tips on What to buy, How to use the scrollsaw and lots of great projects to make!
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Thank you for your interest, we hope you enjoy browsing.
Stop by again, soon!
Please note we do not sell patterns
© Copyright 2002 Julie & Frederick Byrne