Make A Wood Ampersand
Make a wood ampersand is post about For The Home bookmarked by kyle with ID 1196390541 was uploaded on 11-03-2019 and has been viewed 428,448 times.
About a year ago I started noticing ampersand ('and' symbol) decorations appearing everywhere.Thousands populate Pinterest and it took me while to figure out what this trend was all about: it's like a heart or cupid.
A symbol of togetherness.I made this wood ampersand as a unique wedding gift for a couple soon getting married.It's made out of walnut and maple.I added the wedding date on the front.This would also make a great Valentine's Day gift.
Just the ampersand alone makes a great decoration or you could replace the date with names or initials.I wanted it to stand on its own without easily tipping over, so I sandwiched a 3/4″ (19mm) piece of hard maple between two 3/8″ (10mm) thick walnut boards.
I love the contrast between these two species of wood.After printing out and attaching the cutting template (need help?) I cut out the inside holes of the ampersand with my jigsaw.I cut out the outer shape using my bandsaw, but using a jigsaw for this would work just as well.
Then it's all about sanding.And I mean lots of sanding.I was able to get a lot of the curves with my spindle sander and disc sander, but mostly a lot of elbow grease with...