Thursday, December 1, 2022

Wood Mandala Project

I have been working on this project for a few months now.  I was drawn to the design as soon as I found it on Etsy while searching Laser Vector Files after Tim bought his laser cutter. We sourced the 1/8" wood from Windsor Plywood in Winnipeg.  I needed a dark and a light wood so picked Ribbon Mahogany and Baltic Birch.  Little did I know at the time that Ribbon Mahogany was hard to find, except at the one store location.  I now stock up every time we head to Winnipeg to visit, its just as fun as shopping for fabric! ;)

The project is made up of six 9" blocks and each block has 9 layers of wood.  Once Tim cut each layer I sanded and oiled each piece.  Used a Hemp oil to finish the wood. That stuff is great, no smell and brings out the grain of the wood.  Once dry I then carefully glued each later together.

Here was the first block I made.

You can see the depth in this angled shot.

Now this piece welcomes everyone into my quilting studio! 

You many have noticed the quilt hanging to the left of it, that is a quilt top I have been working on and hope to quilt over my December break! Still debating how to quilt it but had to hang up to enjoy.


  1. WOW! The Wood Mandala is absolutely awesome!!! ~Jeanne

  2. Kathy and Tim, this is jaw droppingly gorgeous. You are true creators, lovely piece of art.

  3. wow, that is breathtakingly beautiful.....i keep coming back to look again and again. what type of machine did you say you make this on? just stupendous

  4. This is amazing! So complex and beautiful! I am just in awe! So glad you shared it with us! K-

  5. Oh boy, that really speaks to my soul! It's spectacular!