This was a project that I saw on Pinterest and I knew immediately that it would be a good gift idea, I just didn’t know who it would have been best for. Christmas 2016 I knew exactly who this gift would be for, I had my brother Caleb’s name and I knew this would be perfect in his house that he has been flipping.
Thank you to East Coast Creative Blog for the idea.
I used the purchase recommendation list from the East Coast Blog and it was perfect.
Free hand drawing the “river” in the middle of the board at first was a daunting task because painting and drawing isn’t my thing.
Between the initial cutting and the final step of putting it together I didn’t take any pictures. Below are a couple steps I took to get the look I was after.
- I chipped away some of the “river” edge to a non perfect edge.
- I sanded the edge and roughed up the piece of wood a little
- I used a blow torch to burn the wood, knots in the wood and other surface areas to make certain areas darker than the others.