I’m going to be an aunt! Actually both my sister and sister in law are pregnant (and both due within a month or so!) so Micah will have some cousins close in age. I’m so excited!
I wanted to create some wall art for my nephew’s nursery and here’s what I can up with.
I started with two 1×2’s 8 feet long and cut each of them 3 times so I had 8 equal lengths. I trimmed these with my miter saw. TIP: for details on how to use a miter saw for beginners, check out this post!
I used wood glue to attach them all together. By the way, I use THIS Gorilla wood glue and it’s my favorite I’ve found so far.
Then I clamped it together and let it dry for a day or so.
I printed out the initials, cut them out, then traced them on the boards.
Using this jigsaw, we were able to cut the letters out. It was easiest to use a spade bit to drill a hole big enough to get the jigsaw blade in place.
RELATED: For another rustic wall art idea, check out this Wooden Rustic Light Up Christmas Star.
Somehow, in the midst of this project, this happened. I have no explanation, nor will I attempt one.
This picture speaks volumes to me. It says “I shall murder you in your sleep”. I think I’m going to put it on the mantle.
Speaking of a praying mantis, kozi does a mighty fine impression of one, no?
ANYWAYS, back to the project. To give it a finished look, I created a border with 1×2’s and mitered the edges using this miter saw.
I just purchased this nail gun and I have to say I love it. It’s cordless so you don’t need an air compressor. I highly recommend it. I was able to attach the frame in no time at all.
I sanded the rough edges down and stained it. We stained it Dark walnut (which can be found here).
Can’t wait to meet my two new nephews!!
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