Im allways looking for new ways to to distress wood.I was going for the old barnwood look.The nails are fake(another way to use those pesky nailheads).This project involves a table saw and a torch,please use common sense.The first pic was without stain.
drill & 1" 1/4 bit
small propane torch
miter saw (optional)
aprox 3' of wood,my wood was 5" 1/4.any width will work.
paint-red&gray. use cheap waterbased paint
water based polyurathane
stain-I used minwax walnut
Step 1: Get Your Wood
I made sure the pallet I used was heat treated,this one was pine and very clean.
Step 2: Cut Wood
Pretty basic bird house,grabbed the plans from the net.
cut list(see pics)
5" 1/2x3" 3/4 bottom
(2) 5"1/2x5"1/4 sides
(2)8"x5"1/4 front & back
Step 3: Cut the Shingles
Lay out your cuts and center the blade on each line.I set my blade height to 3/16th.
Step 4: Paint
Paint the house red & the roof gray
Step 5: Sand & Burn
Now the fun part.After the paint drys,sand untill the grain shows.After that use the torch,you may want to practice on a spare part first.Its a little tricky,you have to keep the torch moving.I did not burn the roof.
Step 6: Put It Toghter
Pretty basic from here.Drill the hole,I went up 4" from bottom.I used a dark stain to make the wood look aged.The nailheads are fake.The poly brings out the red.
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