Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

A Completed Cottage

Here’s a couple of photos of the completed cottage.  Once again, I used a single coat of satin finish polyurethane all over the carving.  The fact that the first coat soaks into the bark leaves a very matted surface, which I like for this type of carving.  I could put a second coat on but it would leave it just slightly glossy even though the polyurethane is a satin finish.

The door knobs are the rounded ends of pop rivets.  I just pulled the sleeve off of the end of a pop rivet, cut off an inch or so of the rod and tapped them into drilled holes in the bark.  A quick coat of black acrylic and a touch of copper penny acrylic finished them off nicely.

What do you think?


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4 thoughts on “A Completed Cottage

  1. Lynne on said:

    Fabulous looking piece,beautifully made and I love the pulleys and basket,it will look amazing on your wall and it deserves to be shown off,I’m sure Peggy is delighted with it.


  2. Thank-you Lynne. Peggy likes it a lot and it’s hanging in our hallway right now.


  3. Cheryl on said:

    Looks great! I love the way you pay attention to detail like the darkened chimney top from years of burning wood in the fireplace. Awesome!


  4. Thanks Cheryl. I used a torch to burn the inside and some of the “brick” around the chimney. Still smells a bit…like the real thing!


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