First of all, lets talk about my Hitachi mitre saw, though. I love it!
My husband & I have only used it for straight cuts so far but we are loving it! I was so happy to find such a great deal on a quality saw. Here in Canada they are super expensive. Even paying the currency exchange and duties, it was a lot cheaper to buy from Amazon in the US. Click on the picture to be taken to this saw on Amazon.
Here is the cross as it looked when I bought it. I am not a fan of the antique brass look so I had planned right from the start to paint it black.
For some odd reason, I have no idea why, it wouldn't take the spray paint right. I even went and bought a different brand of spray paint and even that bubbled up. I prepped in between the two different paints, too.
So, I sanded the last attempt off, cleaned it and primed it by hand using Plaster Paint Canada's New Surface primer. That stuck just fine.
I attached a heavy duty sawtooth picture hanger on the back, using No More Nails on the nails that went into the hanger as well as on the back of the hanger where it meets the wood. I have found that it cements the hanger to the wood so I do this to every hanger I install.
The finished dimensions are 18.5" x 22.5"
If you are in the Limestone, Maine area or the Grand Falls, NB area, drop by Parent's Country Store. You just may be lucky enough to find another cross there and be able to build one of these yourself!
This particular wall hanging is for sale locally here in the Moncton, NB area for only $30 CAD. Shipping can be arranged if the potential customer is willing to pay the shipping costs.