Scrap Wood Feather

4 Materials
2 Hours

I love when I can repurpose my scrap wood. This piece of artwork is definitely putting my scraps to good use.

This piece could definitely fit different styles of decor. Cottage, boho, modern…

I started with a pile of scrap wood. Some of the pieces were really chippy! All of the pieces were within an inch and a half width though.

I set up the chop saw to a 45 degree angle.

I used a piece of luan/underlayment for my backing. This will work as the base to glue all your strips to.

I started cutting my pieces. Be sure to cut two matching ones. One for each side of the feather. Instead of changing the angle on the chop saw for each cut you can cut both pieces the same and flip one over to match the other side.

Basically one side should mirror the other. Once I got to the top I cut two triangle to finish it off. Lay your project out before gluing in case you need to make any adjustments.

I used a mixture of wood glue and gorilla glue. You could screw your pieces in but you would need very short screws so I found the glue to be easier to work with, and honestly just as strong as screws or nails would be.

I used one long narrow piece of trim for the spine of my feather. I glued that in place and used two screws for extra security.

Then start gluing your pieces on using a generous amount of wood glue and a bit of gorilla glue for added strength.

There you go! Wouldn’t this be cute in a nursery too!!

I hope you like this repurposed project!!

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  • Lula Porter Lula Porter on Jun 03, 2022

    This is so cool! A friend salvages for scrap metal and gives me a LOT of wood. I now have a free barn wood wall and my version of angel wings made from piano keys copied from Esty. The gentleman on Etsy used screws, but I used finishing nails. My neck of the woods stays too humid for me to trust even Gorilla glue.

  • Aimee Aimee on Jun 07, 2022

    I love this! It's gorgeous.