Crown Moulding Scraps Into Home Decor
I’ve kept scraps of wood moulding in varying lengths and styles, (crown moulding, chair rails, floor trim, window casing, etc…) with the intention of creating a cool piece of wall art. (Big surprise, I kept scraps.)Off and on for close to two years, this idea has been floating in the back of my brain waiting patiently for the right time.Finally, the stars aligned and I got started. I had no idea the process wouldn’t play out like it had in my head for so long.
(If you’ve bought this stuff new, you understand why I held onto my scraps for so long.)
I knew I wanted different sizes of squares in my art piece, so using different widths of moulding strips achieved that.
When the wood surface is smooth, I use regular wood glue (Gorilla Glue) because I don’t need the “expanding action” that normal Gorilla Glue has. I save that for the older, more porous and rough wood projects when I don’t have smooth contact between the surfaces.
Clamping comes next, no need for nails.
When glue is set, I caulked up some seams.
When I decided to use random sized squares, I set myself up for a lot of rearranging, turning, and more cutting of even smaller squares to make it all fit right.
To get perfectly straight edges, I ran the piece through my table saw. (And I wore my safety glasses!)
Using the Kreg Jig my husband gave me last Christmas, I built the frame.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published April 18th, 2014 9:50 PM
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