How to make a wood wall decor

How To Make A Wood Wall Decor Properly

Wood wall decor can be done in different ways. I am explaining it step by step in a simple way. I hope you will understand when you read the whole thing. I will explain it in.

The tools you needed to make a wood décor:

  • Circular saw
  • Miter saw
  • Nail gun
  • Wood glue
  • Pencil
  • Plywood
  • Color

Step 1: Mark your plywood 

Draw two lines on your plywood: one marking the halfway distance vertically and keeping the halfway distance horizontally. Make sure to double-check your measurements! Our plywood wasn't square.

Step 2: Draw your design

Cut the end of a 1×2 at a 45-degree angle.

Line the angled edge of the 1×2 up with your vertical line. Trace either side of the 1×2 using your pencil. Keep tracing the 1×2, lining up the angled side with the vertical and horizontal lines and the side of your 1×2 with the traced line you just drew.

Note: tracing the sides of your 1x2s will result in drawings that are larger than your 1×2, but it will give you a great guide and understanding of how many pieces you need. Don't be discouraged when you start placing all of your 1x2s on the plywood, and they don't align precisely with your drawing!

Step 3: Decide on a stain color

The label which stain colors you will use on each piece. I started by making the center "x" all dark colors. Then I tried to alternate light/dark without it being a consistent pattern.

Step 4: Cut Your one*2S

These don't have to be cut precisely to size yet. We will trim the excess with the circular saw later. When you find a size that works well and minimizes waste for a particular piece, cut 8 of them and place them on your plywood where they belong.


Note: you might have four minimal gaps along the edges at the end. Rather than cut two tiny pieces to fill that space, cut the 1×2 at a 90-degree angle. Don't worry. The stakes are so small that it won't make the wood art look asymmetric.

Step 5: Stain

Once you have all of the wood pieces cut and laid out, move them off your plywood. Keep them organized by section and in the right order.
Start staining your wood. Look at the notes you made on the plywood about which pieces get stained which color. It's easiest to go through and spoil all of one color and then move onto the next color. When staining, be sure to keep all of your wood pieces in order!
Typically, you'd want to sand before you stain, but we wanted this piece to have a little more character and rough edges, so we opted not to.
Plus, not sanding will result in your stain taking differently on different pieces, which means we got even more color variation even though we only used four colors.

                                                              Step 6: Glue                                                                         

It's time to start gluing! We'll glue 1/2 of the wood art at a time. Put a generous amount of glue on the plywood, making sure to apply glue to the edges. Place your pieces on top of the glue. Move quickly because you want everything in place before the glue starts to set. Once you finish one half, apply a generous amount of glue and quickly repeat with the other half. Save the four tiny pieces that are on the edges of the wood art until the end. Apply glue to the plywood where they will go, and then add glue to the wood piece's edge to secure it to neighboring wood pieces.

Step 7:  Cut the excess               

Once the glue is dry, it's time to make the piece entirely square. Break out your circular saw and cut along the edge of the plywood to remove the excess amounts. You can add an element of blue tape along the back to reduce splintering,

Step 8: Make the Frame

First, we need to measure. Place a 1×2 on its side and mark how long you need to cut it. Cut all four pieces and then stain them. Finally, attach your frame using glue and nails. If you do the work as following this instruction, you may make this type of wall décor.

You can create the design according to your mind by following the steps above, developing your creativity, and making your walls more attractive. Thank you for reading this content. I hope it's useful for you.

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