Below is my metal and wood art. I used the wood part cause ...i actually did this before the All metal boat...http://www.instructables.com/id/All-Metal-Wall-Art-Sailing-Boats/
So i didn't think of soldering. for those of you who don't want to go the wood way...check out my boat instructable and go the soldering way.
Anyway it was a chance for me to practice my lap joints :-)
Step 1: Materials
nail / hammer/ flat screw driver
rotary tool like dremel (optional...you could opt for the hard work and go the only nail and hammer way)
oil based wood stain
Hot glue gun or double stick tape
then i stacked them together and marked down from the top at 15" and 20"....let's name them A, B ,C,D.
A an B are kept parallel together with the B being turned upside down. Perpendicular to A and B place C and D in the same order.
Move the sticks apart so that the 15" and 20" mark intersect each other and form a square...check the picture.
Mark the the width of the dowels in order to cut half lap joints.
cut the half lap joints and connect them...don't glue. now randomly place sticks here and there...
check if symmetric....or if it's aesthetically pleasing for you or aesthetically appalling to you :-D haha
once you are happy ....mark all joints for half lap joints.
cut and glue the joints...my joints were not perfect...so i also used staplers at the back to hold it firm till the glue dried. later i filled up the gaps with filler.
Now paint it black.
Done....if you like it just this way...with nothing fancy....if you want something more....read on partner.
Step 3: Tin Punching
Step 4: Assembling
now...after doing this...i felt something was missing....hmmm.....mirrors??
ya....i thought that was needed....i used double stick tape and glued the mirrors too...
hmmm much better!
Another thought....if you have the skills and time...why not add led lights behind each tin punched design? that would really light things up!
By the way... i have added this to 3 contests.
woodworking contest and
make it real.
so please....if you like it...don't forget to rate and vote.
Now please let me see what you do to your empty walls!