"Never has scrolling looked so stylish!" —Decorating Digest Craft and Home
- 40 easy projects for the modern woodworker, using your scroll saw
- Personal accessories: pendants, earrings, keychains, bookmarks, and more
- Home décor: coasters, picture frames, key cabinets, accent lamps, and more
- Wall accents: four-piece squares, circled, tattooed, layered, or framed wall art
- Office accessories from pen and business card holders to file organizers and tissue box covers
- Bonus jigs with step-by-step instructions to aid your efficiency
Inside Simply Wood, a bright, creative force in scroll sawing breathes new life into the craft with modern, hip designs for decorating the home!
Scrolling takes on a whole new look in this stylish book by author, artist, and fresh face in the woodworking community, designer Roshaan Ganief.
A combination of simplistic, natural beauty mixed with a chic, modern touch, the 40 attractive projects presented inside Simply Wood range from lighting accessories, like an orchid motif lamp, and wall art, like a circular tree of life, to circular-design pendants, a dragonfly coaster, a Celtic shield knot candle holder, and more. Ganief brings youthful and innovative energy into the craft of scrolling, and her use of wood tones and grains gives her work a richness and depth, raising the pieces to "art" status.
Each chapter in Simply Wood begins with step-by-step projects and offers additional alternate patterns that can be used. A variety of themes from Cubic, Celtic, and Asian to Eastern, Spiritual, and Botanical are woven throughout each chapter, allowing you to make a collection of items from any particular theme that speaks to you.
A gallery of the author's work showcases the wide variety of items that can be made by enlarging, reducing, or simply altering the patterns. The options are endless!
While Ganief's flair and finesse with intricate designs and cuts seems geared toward the expert woodworker, her style is well-suited for those just starting out, since most of the projects are small in scale and require few tools and materials. Whether you are making a stylish frame for yourself or earrings to give as a gift, these projects appeal to the beginner and experienced woodcrafter alike!
An essential "Getting Started" chapter is included that will orientate new woodworkers to the capabilities and techniques for cutting wood—specifically intricate designs—on a scroll saw. Instructions for finishing details such as backing hardware for pictures, stands for frames, and creating adjustable cording for pendants is also provided.
With a crafter's sense of style, an artist's appreciation of forms and mediums, a woodworker's love of wood, and a single easy-to-use tool—the scroll saw—Simply Wood provides the inspiration to create beautiful projects... from simply wood!