I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Even though I regret not posting this awesome project earlier it was nice to focus on other things like reading, friends, live music and my new gig. It hasn’t been a bad trade. This wood canvas was inspired by Urban Outfitters’ raw wood store display and cost under $75.
Special thanks to my dear friend Alexis Castaneda for collaborating with me. Your an awesome woodcrafter with big bad tools!
Here’s what you will need:
– 1, 3/4 in x 2 ft x 4 ft Plywood Project Panel
-16, 1/2 in x 36 in Wodden Square Dowel
– Painter’s Tape
-1, Sheet of Sand Paper
– 2 different shades of Wood Finish, 8 oz. Pick your fave!
-Chalk Reel or Pencil
– Paint Brush
– Measuring Tape
– Jig Saw, Hand Saw or access to a friend with a milter saw!
Using a chalk reel or pencil find and mark the center of the plywood.
Hope my tutorial graphics help explain my instructions!
Use a dowel to mark 8 lines starting from the center horizontal line to the edge of the plywood. Each line should be 2 inches apart and at a 45 degree angle.
You will use the lines as a guide to measure then cut each dowel. Place a dowel over each line, then make a mark at the edge of the plywood. Make sure to label each dowel according to the placement and length. With the help of my friend Alexis and/or your choice of saw, cut each dowel at a 45 degree angle at each end.
You should have 8 dowels pieces at different lengths. Glue each dowel piece over the the lines on the plywood, apply pressure.
Repeat these steps to complete the other three sections of the plywood canvas.
Glue each dowel piece to the adjacent piece, starting from center edges.
Repeat the same steps to complete the remaining half of the plywood canvas.
Once you have glued each dowel to match the graphic above. Use the remaining dowel pieces to mark horizontal lines at 2 inches apart from the center to the edge of the plywood.Once again measure the dowel’s length and cut each end at 45 degrees, then glue!
The center of the plywood canvas should look a lot like this. Let your wood art sit over night. Using painter’s tape trace the inside of the center that make the horizontal lines. Then 4 dowel lines over on each side.
Paint the opposite (center) triangles with the darkest shade of wood finish.Let the paint set 30 minutes. Then paint the remaining sections in the lighter wood finish.
Once the wood finish has dried remove the remaining chalk or pencil marks with a sheet of sand paper. Use the sand paper to smooth out any jagged edges too.
The last step is to hang your new wall art in your home, keep it simple by drilling two holes an inch away from the corners. Hang with a pair of screws and your done!
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