|It's heavier than it looks|
As I mentioned at least once before, we did some traveling out California-way, specifically to Napa Valley. On that trip, we stuck our noses into Sonoma valley as well. As I'm sure you're aware, both valleys produce wine (shocker) and are next to each other; Sonoma is one valley closer to the Pacific coast than Napa. I found someone who made prints of maps of the two valleys with wineries marked out. I wanted to hang them near the wine rack and I wanted to create something to display both in one display, the Sonoma map to the west of the Napa map.
|Shadows are artistic right?|
|They make an attractive joint, especially in frames, but they are not the strongest joint in the playbook|
|Good thing copper is really cheap right?|
|Sticking with the "shadows are artistic" vibe here|
|See, you can't even see the nails|
|When the sawmill cuts through a bug's tunnel, you get surface-exposed holes|
Now, given the fact that there are worm holes in the material, one might think that would reduce the value of the wood. One would think wrong.
And, after the preceeding sentence, one might think that the worm holes increase the value of the wood. One would again, think wrong.
Ghost maple, for example, increases the value of the wood. These holes are fairly value-neutral. They add a rustic look to the wood that is useful in some applications. If I were trying to make some kind of Baroque French recreation desk, I would never use a wormy piece of wood. However, frames that surround maps of a couple agricultural valleys? Perfect.