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Decor Display Riser DIY

Since our scrap woodpile is growing, I decided to build a decor display riser with some of our wood scraps. Decor risers are wonderful for decorating and displaying.

I was so excited about all the possibilities I could create with my scrap woodpile.  

Rustic display stands and DIY mirror

Rustic display stands and DIY mirror

Also, I wanted to make a frosted mirror after seeing how amazing my friend Rebecca’s from Zucchini Sisters frosted mirror turned out.

How to Build a Wood Riser

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After selecting my wood, I gathered my supplies.

Supplies and tools

How to build a scrap wood display riser video:

 
Gathering tools and lumbar

Gathering tools

We made 2 sizes of wood risers to stack the smaller ones on the large ones.

Wood Cuts

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.

Cutting the riser tops with a circular saw

Cutting the riser tops with a circular saw

Then I used the table saw to cut the legs.

Cutting the legs

Cutting the legs

Using the table saw to cut the scrap board to 1.5″ to make the legs.

Sanding

Everything is cut and ready to be sanded!

Sanding all the cuts

Sanding all the cuts

Using a hand sander, I sanded all sides.

Everything is sanded and ready to build the risers

Everything is sanded and ready to build the risers

Assembling Risers

The legs can be glued on or screwed in place. I decided to try both and see which I liked better.

Gluing

Everything needed to glue on the legs

Everything needed to glue on the legs

Applying glue

Applying glue

Clamping the leg in place

Clamping the leg in place

All the legs clamped and drying

All the legs clamped and drying

Screw Assembly

I used a countersink drill bit to drill the holes in the legs.

Counter sink drill bit

Countersink drill bit

Drilling counter sinking in legs

Drilling countersinking in legs

To install the legs, I lined them up to the corner of the top. Then, I drilled a pilot hole through the countersunk hole in the leg into top about a 1/2″.

Screwing the legs on the riser

Screwing the legs on the riser

Drilling through the leg to the riser top

Drilling through the leg to the riser top

Finished attaching the legs with screws

I finished attaching the legs with screws

Now to attach the legs on the large wood stand

Now to attach the legs to the large wood stand

Risers are ready for painting

Risers are ready for painting

Painting 

Spray chalk paint and risers

Spray chalk paint and risers

Painting the decor display riser

Painting the decor display riser

Finished Riser

I wanted to note that I feel that the legs attached with screws worked better.

Farmhouse style rustic risers

Farmhouse style rustic risers

Display pedestal with plant and pumpkin

Display pedestal with plant and pumpkin

In the photo below, I have a few of my fabric pumpkins. I made them with cozy shirts from Goodwill. In addition, I wrote a post about how to make fabric pumpkins.

Display pedestal with plant and pumpkin

Display pedestal with plant and pumpkin

Cozy rustic decor with wood antique books and Goodwill skirt pumpkins

Cozy rustic decor with wood antique books and Goodwill skirt pumpkins

 

More scrap wood projects:

DIY Wood Lanterns

How to Build a Birdhouse

 

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Scrap Wood Challenge Projects

The Scrap Wood DIY Tour’s first stop 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!

Handmade Charcuterie Board

Handmade Charcuterie Board

Exotic wood cheese board with resin

Exotic wood cheese board with resin

Lia from Southern Yankee DIY is the next stop on tour, and she has hit it out of the park again with her fall sign. I am definitely making one of these too.

Harvest wood sign

Harvest wood sign

The third stop is Erin from The DIY Nuts, with her industrial-style corner shelf.

Corner shelf

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.

Scrap wood skeleton

Scrap wood skeleton

Kerri made this rustic centerpiece box from Mama DIY.

Rustic Farmhouse Centerpiece Box

Rustic Farmhouse Centerpiece Box

 

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Merry Christmas,

Kippi

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Friday 4th of October 2019

Great project and thanks for the detailed tutorial. Thank you for entering your project over at Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts Blog challenge. Angela DT https://creativfusion.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-14-autumn.html

Our Hopeful Home

Monday 9th of September 2019

I always use risers as well -- for both decor and photo shoots. Yours are great. Also love those plaid pumpkins. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm.

Michelle

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Such a simple and easy solution! Well done! Thank you for linking up tomCreative Compulsions!

Sylvia

Saturday 7th of September 2019

The risers turned out great. Thanks for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 41. Pinning

Sim @ Sim's Life

Saturday 7th of September 2019

How fabulous! So simple yet so effective! Looks a tad too much for me to make, I'm best staying away from saws! ;) Sim x #PoCoLo

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