Introduction: Logan Wall Art - Pallet Wood

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I've always been a big fan of Wolverine ever since I first read an X-Men comic book. This is something I have been wanting to make for awhile and finally decided to make it. This is a pretty simple project that doesn't require any real artistic skill to make. If you can trace a picture you can make this too. Let me take you through my process.

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I had some left over pallet wood from a previous project. So I grabbed a few pieces and cut them down to size using my miter saw. I cut the pieces down to 20 inches. The final dimensions of the finsihed piece measures 17-3/4 inches tall by 20 inches wide.

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Once I had all the pieces cut I lined them up to my liking and flipped them over. I cut two additional pieces of pallet wood slightly smaller to about 16 inches each these would serve as the support pieces or backing for the "pallet wood' canvas.

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Next I added glue to the support braces and predrilled and screwed them on to the other pallet wood pieces. I did this for both sides.

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I then used some 150 grit sand paper and knocked down the sides and gave the overall piece a light sanding. Once I was done with the sanding I wiped everything clean and brushed off any remaining dust.

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To add a little depth to the canvas I used my blow torch to scorch the wood. I tried to concentrate on the corners and outer edges. The idea was to draw the focus to the center of the piece once it was painted. After torching the piece I lightly sanded it again with 150 grit sandpaper.

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Next I painted the pallet wood first with a "almond' color spray paint and then with a "white" spray paint. I didn't completely cover up the almond color with the white I just sprayed it somewhat randomly to give it some depth.

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While my pallet wood canvas dried I prepared the stencil. If you would like to know more about how I enlarged the image for this stencil please check out this other Instructable where I go in to detail on how I enlarge and print out multipage stencils. Its all covered in Step 1 of this Instructable First I trimmed all the sheets and then taped them together.

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To make the cutting easier I traced the entire stencil with a sharpie marker.

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Now that the canvas was dry I lightly sanded the entire piece again with 220 grit sandpaper. Then I covered the entire surface with blue painters tape.

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Next I taped down the template to the canvas and began to cut out the stencil. I removed the blue tape for the areas that would be painted black.

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With the stencil cut out I painted the entire piece black. I did two coats of black paint. Once the paint was dry I peeled off all the blue tape.

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There were a few areas I had to touch up. So I used the same black spray paint and a brush to touch up any areas that needed it. This required several coats. I make sure to use a small brush so that I don't put down too much paint.

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To add a little more shading I sprayed some black paint on a rag and rubbed it on the corners and outer edges of the piece. Here again I was trying to draw attention to the center of the canvas. I hope you find this Instructable helpful. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Cris DIY (author)2017-04-06

Very nice!

Younglord made it! (author)2017-03-22

Thanks for the idea, I laser cut it out

danthemakerman (author)Younglord2017-03-22

WHAT!!!! That looks so sick!!!!! Super nice work, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jedi_zombie85 (author)2017-03-07

Nice work dude looks great,


nick222 made it! (author)2017-03-07

Thanks for the idea! I have some of these round pieces of triplay from another project, my daughter is a fan of wolverine so now this one's hanging in her room.

danthemakerman (author)nick2222017-03-08

Wow! That turned great nice work!

bludwig (author)2017-03-06

Great Instructable!
You may be able to skip step 12 if you remove the mask while the 2nd coat of the black spray paint is still wet. This is something I did when I was in the sign business.

danthemakerman (author)bludwig2017-03-06


WilliamL225 (author)2017-03-05

Where did you find the Wolverine template?

ayedurand (author)WilliamL2252017-03-06

Or conversely, if you didn't find the template, how did you make it?

danthemakerman (author)ayedurand2017-03-06

I googled "Wolverine black and white" and this is one of the images that pops up. In Step 7 I have a link to another instructable where I explain how I enlarge images and print them.

I googled "Wolverine black and white" and this is one of the images that pops up. In Step 7 I have a link to another instructable where I explain how I enlarge images and print them.

thumpik (author)2017-03-05

I'm an old fart and really dig the art! LOL

danthemakerman (author)thumpik2017-03-06


ThothLoki (author)2017-03-05

Looks great. Love the finished work. Thanks for sharing

danthemakerman (author)ThothLoki2017-03-05

Thank you.

4DIYers (author)2017-03-04

Awesome work!

danthemakerman (author)4DIYers2017-03-05


jseely23 (author)2017-03-04

Love it. It is very simple but is very informative and yet universal.

danthemakerman (author)jseely232017-03-05

Awesome glad you liked it.

JGDean (author)2017-03-05

With a split down the middle (before painting) this would make an absolutely awesome dart board cabinet!

danthemakerman (author)JGDean2017-03-05

That's a great idea, something to keep in mind for next time.

Hamster469 (author)2017-03-05

Great work, well done!


MikeH431 (author)2017-03-05

I'm definitely going to try this ! It will be my first attempt of wall art and I have just the person to give it to ! Nice job !

danthemakerman (author)MikeH4312017-03-05

That's great to hear. Good luck!

Chucklesnews (author)2017-03-05

You don't explain where you got the original picture from. No image, no stencil.

I just googled Wolverine black and white.

bzyk123456 (author)2017-03-04

technique that I used in my youth (20 years ago). A lot of work and the effect of the average

techydiy (author)2017-03-03

Looks good.

danthemakerman (author)techydiy2017-03-03


RoguePirin (author)2017-03-03

Wow! This is impressive.

Cool, glad you liked it.

Anirudh Ralhan (author)2017-03-03

That's AWESOME!!! Loved it :-)


kevinborah (author)2017-03-02

that turned out fantastic

Thank you glad you liked it.

seisei10 (author)2017-03-02

Great job

danthemakerman (author)seisei102017-03-02


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