How cool is this? My brother made me a shingle!

Okay, so my brother is an amazing woodworker. He makes all kinds of things.

I have four Russell Original custom frames in my home. And they’re really gorgeous.

In fact, one of the frames he made for me was out of old weathered fence panels from my backyard.

cool frame

Isn’t that cool?

That’s an old class picture of our Dad Jim Russell back when he was fourteen or fifteen years old.

So to match the vintage look of the photo, I wanted Mark to make me a frame that was weathered and vintage itself.

It really is gorgeous. And heavy.

But how cool is this? Mark made me my very own shingle.

cool shingle

You know. It’s like those old fashioned shingles you used to see outside doctors’ offices and the like.

Isn’t that cool?

I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but the flag (like the lettering) is actually carved into the wood so that the stars and the white of the flag are raised.

Here, check out these close-ups:

shingle close 1

shingle close 2

That is so damn cool!

Now, you’ll have to forgive me for bragging on my brother.

But he really is talented.

And even though this is nearly two months late, I love my birthday present!

Thanks, Mark!

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13 thoughts on “How cool is this? My brother made me a shingle!

  • June 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    That’s really good. I am a would be woodworker and I don’t know how he did that!

    • June 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Very well-trained termites….

  • June 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Ooooh Nice!!! Excellent work.

  • June 17, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    You are blessed to have a talented brother who cares for you. Wonderful!

  • June 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    That is really cool!

  • June 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Beautiful work!

  • June 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    that took a lot of effort, creativity and love

  • June 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    At the risk of sounding redundant, that is pretty cool!

  • June 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Such a nice brother!!!You must be a special person for him to do that for you. What a nice family.

  • June 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Very cool

  • June 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

    He is really talented. He could sell his work. I would buy it.

    Your Dad is good looking!

  • June 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I WANT ONE!!!

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