Although I have to limit myself, I LOVE putting puzzles together. The problem is, if I get one started, I have a lot of trouble walking away until it’s completed. I will walk by it, then sit down to work on one little part, and the next thing I know it’s hours later. My neck will be hurting from bending over… you see what I mean.
So I think that’s why I like doing this geometric wood decor. It’s a bit like putting a puzzle together, and I have to cut the pieces right to fit. If this sounds like you, I think you’ll love putting this together! (PS it’s also great cutting practice!)
Piece 1: 3/4 inch dowel
8 @ 8″, ends cut at parallel at 45
Piece 2: 1×3
4 @ 8″, ends cut parallel at 45
Piece 3: 1×2
4 @ 8″ (long side), ends at 45, not parallel
Piece 4: 1×3
4 @ 3 1/2″, one end cut at 45
Piece 5: 1×4
4 @ 5 1/2″, one end cut at 45
Piece 6: any scrap wood
Right Triangle, each side 2″
Piece 7: any scrap wood
Cut to fit
Plywood @ 23″ x 11/14″ (I used 1/8″ thick)
Paint and stain as desired
- You may wish to start by making your frame, using brad nails to secure the ends. Lay it over top the plywood so you have a good way to keep your pieces in line as you go.
- I penciled in halfway vertically and horizontally as a guide.
- Cut your pieces, laying them on the plywood as you go.
- Cut to fit the remaining triangles (next to the 1×4 on the sides and the 1×3 on the top/ bottom).
- Once everything is set, do yourself a favor and number the backs of the pieces. If you want to make it a lot easier on yourself, write down the finish you will need (blue, white, stained, etc.)
- I did some basic sanding, then used SW Extra White, a custom mixed blue, and Minwax Puritan Pine to finish the boards.
- Once dried, I placed them back onto the plywood and glued them down 1 at a time.
- To finish, I used my nailer to nail the frame to the plywood and to the design.
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