My scrap wood stips were already painted. You can leave yours natural, or paint them to match your decor or occasion.
Mini Wood Mosaic Coaster
I had a bunch of scrap wood from past projects lying around, so I put them to use with these mini mosaic coasters! Just gather up a bunch of scrap wood for this easy project.
Gather up your scrap wood!
Cut a Piece of Plywood Backer Board and Trim Your Scrap Wood.
I used my table saw to cut a piece of 4" x 4" plywood for the backer board of my coaster.
Then I trimmed all the scrap wood to fit the board. In retrospect, I could have done all the trimming after the thing was assembled.
Play Around With the Order of Colors
Move around the pieces of scrap wood until you get a color arrangement that pleases you.
Glue and Nail the Scrap Wood to the Plywood
If you don't have a nail gun, it's okay! The wood glue is the most important part anyway.
So at least glue the pieces down onto the plywood.
If you want a pneumatic nailer, this one is called a pin nailer because it shoots very tiny 23 gauge nails that are basically pins. I love it and use it anytime I make a mosaic.
Now Grab Your Favorite Coffee Mug and Show Off Your Coasters
You can clear coat your coasters, but you'll need to use something that holds up well to moisture, like Helmsman Spar Urethane.
Or perhaps try some thick counter top epoxy to give it a thick glossy finish.
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