Farmhouse Scrap Wood “HOME” Sign Tutorial
I love wood and sometimes I get little pieces laying around. I hate throwing stuff away when there is a practical use for them. I was inspired by a craft booth who were selling beautiful wood signs and I had an ah ha moment! I could use my scrap wood to make these signs, then I can teach everyone else how to do it to!
For this project you are going to need the following:
Wood cutting tools
I have broken it down for you step by step! I am giving you the directions to make an exact copy!
You will need cut the following pieces (my wood was 0.5 inches thick):
4 – 3 inch x 5 inch. These will be horizontal pieces of the “H” and the “E”
5 – 3 inch x 10 inch. These will be the vertical pieces of the “H”, “M” and “E”
2 – 3 inch x 6 inch cut on a 45 degree angle. See photo down below. These will be for the “M”
2 – 1.5 inch x 10.5 inch. These are for the supports on the pallet.
3 – 3.24 inch x 36 inch. Theses are for the building pallet board that the letters attach too.
Paint the top and the sides of all the wood pieces. I did a base color of white acrylic paint first
After the white paint dried, I applied a very diluted down blue (21482E BIMINI BLUE) paint. I used about 2 dollops of paint to about ¼ cup of water.
I then painted each of the boards making sure that I got the top and all the sides.
Now you to build the pallet that will be the resting place for your letters. I did not take step by step pictures, sorry about that. I laid out my 3 long pallet boards then attached the 2 support boards to the back with a nail gun. I did this step on a concrete surface so that the nails would get bent inward as they hit the concrete. I then tapped them with a hammer to sink them in flush with the wood. I also spaced my support boards in such a way so that the nails would be covered by the letters.
I was worried the nails could split the wood, but I am pleased to report that, that did not happen. I also made sure to leave a little gap in between each of the boards. My letters are 10 inches long and the flower that I used is 12 inches. I ended up spacing them so that the final width was 10.75 inches.
I also did not do anything else to this wood. No paint, so sanding.
Now that you have all the pieces, it is time to assemble everything and glue it down! The glue I used was not a quick setting glue. All my wood pieces started shifting and moving around. So, I weighted them down to hold them in place till the glue had time to cure.
Time to Celebrate!
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Thank you and happy crafting,
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