Square Wooden Wall Art Challenge; Buffalo Check 3D Wood Art

Check out the new kid on the block get it blocks hey Bri Mottola holux welcome back to our Channel today we are going to show you how to make this awesome wood art made mostly from scraps in our garage and the bonus is that there are 33 other bloggers that are joining us in a special wood art challenge and we are going to have a really fun playlist maybe not 33 but some really cool great ideas for making wood art for your house my husband and I worked on this for just a couple days he is going to show you how to cut the wood then I’m gonna paint it and put it together and he’s gonna put the frame on and let’s go to there I went around the shop and I gathered some wood for this square project I’m going to make them square so I’m gonna take the table saw and I’m gonna rip it down to the size of a two by two so one and a half inches by one and a half inches because I ripped it on the table so I have these really sharp corners I’m just gonna take a stander and sand them off okay so here’s the layout the white ones are going to be inch and a half tall the gray ones are gonna be one inch tall and then the black ones are going to be at a half an inch so I’m gonna carefully set this up on the miter saw and cut out all these little pieces so I actually found what I’m cutting this if I put a little pressure this way when I cut and then bring it up with pressure this way then this little people kick out if you hit the blade putting pressure against ice gonna kick it out so that’s one little tip as you’re cutting okay so I’ve got this belt sander right here this bench top it’s gonna be really nice I’m just gonna go over here like this and turn this on sand off these edges just a little bit so they’re not so not so flat kind of soften it up and I’m gonna do that with all the pieces if you don’t have one of these that’s okay you can tandem my hand just go to a sanding block stand over the edges let’s see how fast I could do all these tiny blocks on this ready set go the next step is going to be cutting out the the back that all these blocks again glue to this is a piece that I’ve had in the shop this is about 24 inches wide and all I needed is 22 and a half right 22 now I’m gonna cut it with my circular saw cuz a pretty big piece and then I’m gonna go and take it on the table saw and just finish squaring it up so I’ve got all my blocks here I got my half inch my one inch my inch and a half block I’m gonna lay them out on this grid alright now that we know that this is full I’m going to separate all the pieces by height and then I am going to paint it with this paint that I just used on our back patio cuz I’m thinking of putting this in the back patio so this will be like the solid black color and then we’re going to mix some I’m gonna stick it in here with some of the white for a like either half or one-third color of this and then white so those will be the three colors I think I’m going to go with this option because then if we hang this on the outside wall it will pop a little bit more than if the main color is on top okay so this is the one we’re gonna go with I really liked the end grain on the wood so I don’t want to lose that I think what we’re gonna do is I have a wet wash box here so I painted the top and then I just wiped it really quickly with the rag and then you can see the grain so this is almost like staining with paint but not it’s gonna hopefully be more intense in color we haven’t added water to the paint so the goal that I’m what I’m doing is I’m just painting on the paint and then wiping it off so you can see the end grain so I’m hoping it’s dark enough well we might have to do like a really light version of it well I am painting the white blocks now and I have been testing it out a little bit I am gonna end up having to do at least two coats okay so mostly I want it white but I want a little bit of grain showing so if you look at these ones have been painted twice this one this one has only been painted once and so it is too opaque we need it to be a little more white so that there’s a good amount of contrast I’ve got to paint the sides here too especially because the sides are going to be showing where the dark ones were the shortest version of the blocks and so they weren’t showing but this one I paint it and then I have to replace the rag or turn it over a couple times because it’s kind of more I’m stamping off the paint then rubbing as much with the before because I want I want the paint to mostly remain and just see a little bit of the grain so when you’re painting just make sure you don’t leave any big rolls of paint on any of the edges there are edges everywhere along this block so you’ve got to be really careful to check the corners on every edge it’s not the greatest would rain one okay we’re gonna start our first line with some glue and according to the diagram we’re going to start with a white block in the corner so I’m going to get some on there so it kind of moves around stick it into the corner in this whole row it’s just gonna be blue white blue white blue white so I’m gonna just get started and will kind of check squareness once we get the blocks on before the glue dries okay so we have the first row on it is being glued as we speak it’s not like it needs to be clamped or anything we’re just gonna let it sit here and dry so that this row is nice and square and the following rows will line up with that now that this is all dry I’m going to go ahead and move this over here so this will act as this board was acting and then this will just keep the top row and we should be nice and square so with every white it’s going to be surrounded by the medium color and the medium color is gonna have the dark color okay so I’m just working on adding the blocks the one thing you need to check is that the grain is sort of changing direction every once in a while so that they’re not all straight up and down and giving us a little bit of interest so a lot of times I’ll put the block down and sort of wiggle it and then kind of push it into place I don’t actually want it to be totally set right away and I’ll show you why and one second now that I have this I’m going to move the board that I’ve been using and I’ll stick it over here and kind of wiggle this last row and maybe the second row over to spacing it so that this line stays straight otherwise there’s enough variation between the blocks that it’ll get really off so just kind of by pushing it back against this line it’s keeping it relatively straight all right so Cassidy got everything glued in place now it’s my turn again to take this a little bit further and frame it we’re going to frame it with a 1 by 4 frame all the way around on all four sides we’re just going to leave the the wood raw so kind of lets the color stand out I got all the frame pieces cut so I’ve got four of them I did the inside dimension a little bit bigger than 22 and a half so I’m going to nail the frame together and then I’m gonna slide it over the top before I do that I’m going to take this little sanding block 100 grit sandpaper and just trim off some stuff of the miter cuts so I’m going to go to the corner and I’m gonna nail them with a brad nailer often so that fits I’m going to pop this off let this frame dry and then we can go hang it up while that’s drying I’m gonna flip this over and set up how we’re gonna hang it so I’m gonna drill just couple screws into it like this take some wire crosses so I’m going to attach this frame now that it’s dry I’m going to go through the biggest block all right here we have it it’s all done ready to be hung on the wall so I’m gonna go do that right now all right so there it is we really like it it’s gonna be on our back patio we are doing a makeover on the back patio in the next couple months so be on the lookout for those videos please be sure to check out the rest of the wood art challenge playlist right here and we also have another wall art challenge here and don’t 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