Hello Fall! It’s almost fall, thus Labor Day marks back to school and fall activities are soon to follow. I have taken the DIY Challenge again this month and the new challenge is making something from scrap wood. I was so excited about all the possibilities I could create with my scrap wood pile. Then it hits me what I wanted to make. When I style vignettes I am always trying to find something to sit items on to add height so why not make a riser for my decorating? . Also, I wanted to try to make a frosted mirror after seeing how amazing my friend Rebecca’s from Zucchini Sisters frosted mirror turned out.
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After selecting my wood I gathered my supplies.
Supplies and tools
- Circular saw
- Framing square
- Measuring tape
- Hearing and eye protection
- 2″ x 12″ lumbar
- Table saw
- Screws 2.5″
- Drill, drill bits and counter sink
- Sander and sand paper 150
- Spray chalk paints
We made 2 sizes of wood risers so that they could stack the smaller one on the large one.
Small riser top 6″ x 6″
Large riser top 11″ x 11″
Legs 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 1.5
Using the measuring tape and square mark your cut lines with a pencil.
I used the circular saw to cut the riser tops.
Then I used the table saw to cut the legs.
Using the table saw to cut the scrap board to 1.5″ to make the legs.
Everything is cut and ready to be sanded!
Using a hand sander I sanded all sides.
The legs can be glued on or screwed in place. I decided to try both and see which I liked better.
I used a counter sink drill bit to drill the holes in the legs.
To install the legs I lined them up to the corner of the top. I drilled a pilot hole through the counter sunk hole in the leg into top about a 1/2″.
I wanted to note that I feel that the legs attached with screws worked better.
In the photo below I have a few of my fabric pumpkins I made them with cozy shirts from the Goodwill. I wrote a post about how to make fabric pumpkins.
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Scrap Wood Challenge Projects
The first stop on the Scrap Wood DIY Tour is Olivia from Olivia Ohern has made an amazing exotic wood and resin charcuterie board. Olivia is my daughter and I am so excited and proud of her for starting her blog. Wow! Her creative eye really shows in her first challenge project!
Lia from Southern Yankee DIY is the next stop on the tour and she has hit it out of the park again with her fall sign. I am definitely making one of these too.
The third stop is Erin from The DIY Nuts with her industrial style corner shelf.
Amy from 1905 Farmhouse is getting ahead of the game with her Halloween crafting. She is sharing her outdoor wooden skeletons sure to please her trick or treaters.
This rustic centerpiece box was made by Kerri from Mama Dares to DIY
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the scrap wood challenge tour with me. I feel so inspired to try some of these great projects. Which one was your favorite?