DIY Wooden Snowflake - My Altered State
To me, they are a perfect example of artistic use of symmetry, and the only version of mathematics that doesn’t make my head start hurting. (Typing the word “mathematics” just made my head start hurting.)
Last winter, I shared a tutorial on how to build large, Reclaimed Wood Snowflake.
This time around, I came up with a slightly modified version.
For this tutorial, I used wood with a lower sliver potential rating, along with a video for people who like videos. (I like videos.)
Wooden snowflakes are made up of:
3 arms @ 33 inches long
12 V pieces (which equal 6 “V’s”) @ 6 to 8 inches long, at a 30° angle
12 triangles (which equal 6 bigger triangles), also at a 30° angle
*The smaller the snowflake, the shorter the V pieces will need to be. For example, If you made a snowflake with arms that are 25 inches long instead of 33 inches, the V pieces would need to be shorter or else they would overlap each other when you put it together.
*Check out the video for easy tips on cutting and assembling these pieces quickly.
Step one of assembly: Attach the V’s.
Jan White on Oct 05, 2018
I made my snowflake out of wood from a pallet. I ripped my wood to 2 1/2" wide to get rid of the bad wood on the sides. I then used Rustoleum weathered wood accelerator and then dry brushed white paint on all sides. I think it turned out great!!! Thanks for the great idea. I am going to try and make 18" snowflakes out of lath. I'll let you know how they turn out. Grandma Jan