DIY Wood Art

5 Materials
4 Hours

Months before Christmas, my mother-in-law sent us a picture of a hanging wood art from Pottery Barn that cost hundreds of dollars that she really liked. When it came time to start figuring out Christmas gifts, we remembered the picture and decided to make her a DIY wood art. We had lost the picture of the Pottery Barn one and had to go off of memory. Our memory was a little off, but we still ended up with a really cool simple wood art!
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1. Draw two lines on your plywood: one marking the halfway distance vertically and one marking the halfway distance horizontally. 2. Cut the end of a 1x2 at a 45-degree angle.
3. Line the angled edge of the 1x2 up with your vertical line. Trace either side of the 1x2 using your pencil. 4. Label which stain colors you will use on each piece.
5. Cut all of your 1x2s. These don't have to be cut exactly to size yet. We will trim the excess with the circular saw later. 6. Once you have all of the wood pieces cut and laid out, move them off of your plywood.7. Start staining your wood. 
8. It's time to start gluing! We'll glue 1/2 of the wood art at a time.9. Place something heavy on the wood art while it dries.
10. Once the glue is dry, it's time to make the piece fully square using a circular saw. 11. Now it's time to measure for the frame. Place a 1x2 on its side and mark how long you need to cut it. Cut all 4 pieces and then stain them.12. Attach your frame using glue and nails.
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  • Val
    on Jan 23, 2020

    Fantastic job, it looks wonderful.

  • Erin
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Im almost done with mine its 35x 28 and its going in my living room

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