Transform Scrap Wood Into a Work of Art
About The Course
The best DIY projects result from using materials in unexpected ways, and this creative (and affordable!) twist on wall art is no exception. In this course:
- learn how to salvage pallet wood
- use a miter saw and jig saw with confidence
- create your own stencil
- make a unique art piece to display at home
Tanya Highet is a DIY blogger who believes that personal style and home decor is only a DIY away! When she isn't working on a Bob Vila project, she also makes natural beauty products, keeps honeybees, and grows organic vegetables on the Isle of Man, an island located in the Irish Sea. Find her on her blog Lovely Greens.
To make your wall-mounted coin vault, you'll need a few days time, some basic tools, and—of course—wood. Pallet wood is a great, free resource but it's important to keep these helpful hints in mind when sourcing your materials.
Watch and learn as Tanya walks you through the easiest way to salvage wood from your pallet. After that, it's time to measure and cut planks down to size using a miter saw.
Bring yourself one step closer to a beautiful, completed coin vault. First, Tanya will show you how to paint your pieces. Then, she'll explain how to glue them together to create a sturdy frame.
To keep coins in place, you'll need a sturdy plywood backing for your vault. Watch as Tanya explains the best way to measure and cut the base and how to attach it to your frame.
In this lesson, Tanya shows you how to cut your plexiglass cover and shares her deceptively easy secret for giving your project a custom, personalized look.
Its's finally time to attach the plexiglass cover to the frame and add the coin slot to the wooden side. After that, your coin vault is complete; all you have to do is mount it to the wall!
- - 6 planks (approx 12" length, 3" width, 10/16" thick
- - Plywood (at least 15" square)
- - Clear Acrylic Plexiglass
- - 12 screws (8 x 1 1/2")
- - 4 thumb tacks
- - 2 roll plugs
- - 2 screws (6 x 1 1/4")
- - Jigsaw
- - Miter saw
- - Palm sander
- - Power drill (and bits)
- - Hole boring drill bit
- - Spray paint
- - Utility knife
- - Straight edge
- - Measuring tape
- - Wood glue
- - Permanent marker