This scroll saw pattern was inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe poem “The Raven.” I have always been a huge fan of Poe’s work, and in my mind I had a vision of how I wanted to depict the poem in a layered plaque form. I hopefully conveyed the eerie essence of the poem, and included the bright moonlight, the illusion of the clock about to strike midnight, and of course – the raven itself sitting among the bare branches.
In creating this plaque, I used a combination of hard wood and plywood to cut my pieces. I cut the header and footer of some pretty bird’s eye maple, as it held up well to the beautiful swirly scroll work. The back board and branches were cut of 1/8″ Baltic birch plywood, and stained using common acrylic paint and DecoArt’s Staining and Antiquing medium, which gave a nice, transparent color which still allowed the grain of the wood to show through. The pattern includes step-by-step photos to help you paint it exactly as I did if you wish.
– 11″ x 14.5″