3 Project in one! What's even better is this was all scrap wood I had laying around! Shh don't tell my fiancé that :D
Step 1: Infinity Heart: to CNC or Not to CNC
Yes you see me using a CNC for this but you don't need to. You can use a Scroll saw or bandsaw and on my website I have the designs available for Free!
But for the CNC I ran with a 1/8in bit and but out the Infinity You ~ Me out of a 22in heart.
Step 2: Infinity Heart: Adding Pallet Wood
I don't use pallet wood as much as I should but I coughed up some I had laying around the shop and cut them into 1.5in strips. This gave me a perfect size to cover the 22in heart.
I used wood glue and super glue to hold these in place.
After I had it laid out, I finished cutting out the heart on the CNC and added the Infinite You ~ Me
Step 3: Infinity Heart: Final With Coat Hook
I really like how this came out and I added the coat hook for towels and such!
Step 4: I Heart Home: CNC Cutout
Again, no need for a CNC on this one.. I cut this design out leaving some room on the bottom to add hooks for keys.
I later added a 1/4in heart in the opposite grain direction to add some contrast to the heart.
Step 5: I Heart Home: Adding Hooks and Finsh
Hooks can be found anywhere and these were small enough so I could add keys to it.
Finished with a coat of clear lacquer.
*Also note that I used keyhole pockets to attach this to the wall.
Step 6: I Heart Home: Hanging Keys
This has been on my list for some time so I am happy to have a place to put my keys and not all over my nightstand :D
Step 7: Love Dish: CNC Cutout
Now this one probably needs to be on the CNC unless you don't make the v-carve. None-the-less, I used some scrape cherry and maple to make a 6in block.
Cut the main pocket with a 1/4in but and finished it off with a deeper v-carve..
Step 8: Love Dish: Perfect for Rings and More
This was an answer to my fiancé not having a place to put her ring when she went to bed.
I like how all these came out and hopefully you get some creative ideas from it.
Here is the full article if you want to download the designs for Free... https://www.southerngingerworkshop.com/articles/2019/01/13/3-diy-valentine-gift-ideas