Wood Art Ideas with Recycled Planks

Oct 25th
Reclaimed Wood Art

Wood art – The weathered appearance of reclaimed wood planks gives them raw material for use in works of art they do. Because they were once used architecturally, reclaimed wood planks often look worn and have character. Recovered wood is more affordable than new wood, making it an economical choice for wooden works of art.

Create a work of art that complements any minimalist decoration. Cut recovered wooden planks to the matching lengths. Connect the edges together to form a solid rectangle and screw flat supports into the seams to hold the pieces in place. Flip the piece of wood over. With a dry brush, gently brush over the white paint that has been diluted with water. The diluted paint allows natural wood to show through. Does not paint all the way to the edges; leave unpainted about 1 inch in all directions. Let the paint dry.

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Use recovered tables to create unique sculpted art. First, form a base rectangle by connecting two tables with flat supports and screws. Surround the rectangle with a cut plus frame of wooden planks. Position the frame so that it extends about 2 or 3 inches above the rectangle, creating the appearance of a shadow box. Use a jigsaw to cut any desired shape from another plank of wood. Paint the shape, the rectangle and the frame. Spread a layer of wood glue over the bottom of the shape and stick it to the rectangle. Rotate the piece of art one and drill screws in the back, securing the shape of the piece.

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