How to Turn Scrap Wood Into a Home Decor Sculpture


For this project I use up some of my scrap wood I had been accumulating to build a scrap wood Fish Sculpture that resembles a Tarpon. The scrap wood I used was from old pallets and reclaimed wood that I had used on a few other woodworking projects. The two main tools I used for this woodworking project was a bandsaw and a sander to shape and smooth the wood. I also used a Ryobi Battery Nail Gun and wood glue to fasten all the pieces of scrap wood. The finish I used was Boiled Linseed Oil and Spray Lacquer.
I really had a lot of fun building this artistic wood sculpture and I'm really pleased on how everything turned out!
The Scrap Wood Pile.
The Driftwood Base.
I attached a center post into the driftwood that would allow me to attach all the other wood to it.
The beginnings of building up the insides of the Sculpture.
After I put the face on the fish really started to take shape.
The fish put together without any finish yet.
The finish was boiled linseed oil and high gloss lacquer.
Blue Eyed Tarpon
The How-to Video on the making of the Scrap Wood Fish Sculpture

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