A look at it back lit. Spent an hour assessing how I was going to cut the perimeter and then I set about doing it.
I don’t have the sanding done yet on this step but you get the idea.
I decided to cut the leaf from the plywood stock and sand down the edges. Now, what to do with the scrap leaf? 🙂 I have to purchase some 1/8 inch luan and make a backer for the leaf..or not. Still have not committed myself yet as to which way to go. Maybe a green backer board? Or a red backer board?
I decided to go with the natural look and gave it 2 coats of clear polyurethane. Hung it up using a key whole bracket and a drywall screw.
All done! I hope you enjoyed the project and the process. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to do so below.