I like nothing more than being able to make something that looks both complicated and expensive out of inexpensive materials — such as 1″ x 2″ strips of common pine. I started my wall art project by making a simple frame to fill a section of wall in our family room.
I then began experimenting with different lengths of 1″ x 2″ boards, cutting the ends at a 45-degree angle before both gluing and holding them together with finish nails.
With several pieces to stain and finish, I decided to use the aerosol version of Minwax® Polyshades®, which provides both stain color and a polyurethane finish at the same time. For this project I alternated boards finished with “Mission Oak,” “Classic Black,” and “Pecan.” Quick Tip: it is easiest to stain each board before you attach it to the frame.
To keep my spacing uniform between each of the slats, I slipped in spacers of wood scraps before nailing each 1″ x 2″ board to the frame.
And while at first glance my wall art looks both complicated and expensive, it really was easy and fun to make.
Until next time,
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