Looking for beautiful modern wall art but don’t want to pay a fortune? I have a perfect idea for you! For about $30, I made a series of three pieces of modern wall art. I used square wood dowels and two different colors of wood stain to create contrast and a modern look. You could keep this modern wall art with wood dowels for your own home or give it as a perfect gift for a friend!
It’s modern and beautiful.
Let’s talk about how to make it!
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Time to CompleteIt took me 3 days to complete them. You might be able to do them all in one day if you start early and leave enough time for a few dry times (wood filler, wood glue, etc.). To be safe, give yourself two days!
- Tools & Materials for Modern Wall Art14 ft 1×2 Oak Board
- 14 ft 1/4″ Square Dowels
- 5 ft 3/8″ Square Dowels
- 3 12″ x 12″ Canvases
- Minwax Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
- Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Semi-Transparent Color Stain in Pure White
- Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Solid Color Stain in Gentle Olive
- Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish in Matte Finish
- Purdy 2” XL Sprig Paintbrush
- Synthetic Pad
- Minwax Wood Filler
- Miter Saw
- Nail Gun
- Tape Measure
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Tack Cloth
- Wood Glue
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Directions for DIY Modern Wall Art with Wood DowelsStep 1: Cut wood with a miter sawUsing your miter saw, cut your 1″ x 2″ oak board into twelve 13 1/2″ boards that are cut at a 45 degree angle on each end. Cut them so that four of them will come together to make a frame for each canvas.