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African Mohogany and Baltic Birch 12" x 12" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

African Mohogany and Baltic Birch 12" x 12" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

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This exquisite African Mahogany and Baltic Birch Hardwood 12" x 12" cradled substrate sparkles and shimmers with a golden luster. Highlights of this cradle are its rich glossy figured grain pattern that boasts a huge copper sheen. The natural complimenting shades of iridescence dark red and bright copper make this cradle really pop when seen from different light angles. No two boards are ever exactly the same making this truly one-of-kind.

This individually numbered substrate (SAS46) arrives to you ready to go out of the box.  This cradle has been pre-sealed top, bottom and sides, next 4 coats of white hard-sandable gesso were applied to the sealed birch top and hand sanded between coats. This step creates a nice hard flat surface to create on. Lastly, four coats of Marine grade varnish (which helps with UV protection) were hand applied to the hardwood sides and hand sanded between coats. This step seals and protects the wood. The only step you need to do is tape off the Mahogany sides with high quality painter tape and you are ready to create. This is such a new and exciting way to showcase your next fine art project, epoxy resin project or whatever you can dream up! Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

All of our substrates are hand crafted, Heirloom quality and built to last for generations to come. Unlike the warped, unlevel, low quality wooden cradles you find in craft stores and on-line, this cradle weighs in at 2 lb 5.1 oz and measures 12" x 12" square. The gallery profile depth is 1 3/4" which includes the 1/4" Baltic birch top. The cradle is braced well on the back using four 7/8" thick Basswood corner braces*.  Unlike other "wooden" substrates on the market, ours do not contain any MDF, fiber/pouring board, nails, screws or staples. We only use top-quality Baltic Birch, Basswood and Premium sustainably sourced Hardwoods.    

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A little bit about African Mahogany. Its scientific name is Khaya. It is a very heavy dense wood that a dream to woodwork. The heartwood has varying color, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. The main uses of Mahogany are furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, veneers, musical instruments, boat building, and carving.    

*Please be sure to read the Wood Disclaimer at the bottom of the home page  

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