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Picture of Easy Wooden Slat Mat /Wall Art
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I love all colors of rich wood...that God has given us and always like to incorporate various wood colors in my projects. Unfortunately exotic colored wood is very expensive and sometimes hard to come by.
Therefore I'm really grateful for wood stains!
Here is a easy as can get slat mat. If you do an online search you would find many slat mats with colors and almost all are drilled.
This is so simple it is just right for a beginners project
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Materials
Sheet of rubber
wooden slats cut to equal lengths ( mine is 20" x 1"  x 3/4")
Wood preservative
wood stain ( oil or water based)
sander
epoxy
clear polythene varnish

Step 2: Preparing the wood

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Cut 2 long strips of rubber from the sheet. Mine was 1 1/2 " wide and 30" long
Next Prepare the wood.

Preparing the wood is very important as you don't want all your hard work go to waste with termites!
First Sand your slats...
then clean them with a rag cloth and apply a coat of concentrated wood preservative.
My wooden slats were all scrap wood i had around...therefore the thickness of the wood varied...so i sanded the slats with 80 grit glued them to the rubber strips and then sanded them level....i don't own a planer. So i applied the wood preservative after i glued and sanded the  slats. If your wood slats are of the same thickness...you could sand and apply wood preservative  before you fix it to the rubber strips.
uziham2 years ago
This is really nice.
abdaaq2 years ago
simply love it....
shazni (author)  abdaaq2 years ago
Thanks :-)
DIVYA GARG2 years ago
waw...........amezing...........................! very cool...............! I will also try to create it..................................thanks mam for this amazing idea....................!
shazni (author)  DIVYA GARG2 years ago
Your Welcome! please don't forget to rate and vote in the 2 contests
sunshiine2 years ago
I agree with your mom! Wall art would be pretty! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more.
Sunshiine
shazni (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks for your comment :-)...you are always the first to comment...and always so encouraging!
I'm in the process of finishing a lamp which i was mentioned to you (tin punching) I hope to put it up tomorrow in the wood care contest and make it stick contest...hope you like it :-)
I love tin art! I have done any but I do plan on it sometime. I look forward to seeing it! I will definitely take a peek! Thanks for the heads up! Sunshiine
shazni (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Both the wall art and the Tin art lamp is done! hope you like it. :-)
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shahanak2 years ago
This looks pretty easy..even i can do it.:-) .so....where is the wall art??
xpat732 years ago
Beautiful.Looking forward to see your wall art.
786Ayesha2 years ago
This is really nice.I like it the way you stain it.I think you should convert in to wall art ,then another instructable.Thanks for sharing.
This is gorgeous! how would you convert it to wall art?? please post pictures :-)