Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You. Corinna Ashley has a real fun blog called, ForMyLoveOf.net. She is here to share a wood working craft I totally love — a Giant Aztec inspired Wall Art. It’s a relatively simple DIY that requires minimal tools and skills, but it packs a powerful decorative punch!
WHAT I USED:
1 x 4 x 6 #2 & Better Kiln Dried Whitewood Board S4S x 10
7/16 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Sheathing Tape
Minwax 1 Quart Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain, Special Walnut
Minwax 1 Quart Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain, Ebony
1 1/4 long screws x 36
Large D Rings x 2
2 In 1 Picture Hanger x 2
To Start, Hubby cut across the shortest length of the plywood 40 inches in then in half. We had 2 pieces that were 40 by 24 inches. This is the base in which our whitewood board will be adhered to. I then found the center of each of the 10 boards. The top and bottom boards did not need and cuts- Yay! For 2 boards, I started from that center point, measured out 12 inches left and right and marked. Another 2 boards measured out 18 inches from the center and marked. Another 2 boards and measured out 24 inches.
The last 2 boards measured out 30 inches. Hubby cut 45 degree angles at those marks — at least the best we could, I did use an old school protractor for this, but we were working with a flaky circular saw and many cuts were not perfect.
Next I stained the outer boards the darker stain. And the inner ones, I stained the lighter color. I then allowed them to dry. (It seemed tempting to skip the wait but I didn’t want to transfer the stain accidentally.)
The next step was to lay the boards on a level surface and wood glue them in place. I would recommend using something to securely clamp them in place while the glue dries. If you’re at home, pull out your workout weights and put them to use!
Once dried, hubby reinforced the boards with the 1 1/4 inch screws. He then attached the large D rings to the backs. We then ensured our heavy duty, ultra heavy load picture hanging hardware is installed correctly.
I could hardly contain myself when we got it up on the wall. I had to Instagram it immediately. Ha. I hope this project rocked your socks off. Please show it some love and join me in my slice of blogland sometime!
Awesome, right! Visit Corinna Ashley at ForMyLoveOf.net — her journal from the beginning of her and her husband’s first time home buying experience, to all the projects and decorating they complete for their home. Corinna likes bright colors, vintage furniture and decor, DIY and keeping it all within a small budget.
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