This is a 100% handcrafted Lichterbogen or Lighted German Arch that is called Winter Wonderland. It is made from a pattern by Volker Arnold a renowned German maker of Lichterbogen. Here is how it was made.
I first apply the pattern to the wood and drill all of the pilot holes and did the fretwork using my scroll saw. The pieces were then sanded and sealed using a UV Protective, Non-Yellowing Polycrylic. I choose to us a matte finish (not shiny) to bring out the beautiful wood grain. The Lichterbogen was then assembled and light added. I have used a strand of 20 mini white lights, if one goes out the rest stay lit. The Lichterbogen measures approx. 11-1/2" tall x 9" wide x 2" deep. This is a very well made piece and would make a great addition to any holiday decor, also makes a wonderful gift.
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