Thursday, May 22, 2008
LathArt not for Woodworkers!
Let's face it. Woodworkers don't like painted wood. You like to get into your well equipped shop and work on something where the wood grain will show through in all it's beauty. And in LathArt, the precise fitting that is a part of good woodworking, can sometimes actually hurt the look of the finished piece of LathArt.
Woodworkers also like the detailed scroll saw fretwork that is all the rage in most of the scrolling magazine. LathArt is anything but detailed and fretworky (I know that's not a word, but you know what I mean).
But good and creative LathArt sells for upwards of $400 and many LathArtists have waiting lists for their work.
So if you can find an easy source of Lath Wood, and can get an inexpensive scroll saw, don't let lack of woodworking skills keep you away. It can actually be an advantage
Here are 2 more examples of Degroot LathArt. Notice the gaps between pieces and the rustic nature.