Introduction: Wooden Geodes

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These small decorative wooden geodes are a super cute way to brighten up small spaces in your home. I made these guys a while back to fit in the spaces between my books and plants in the shelves around our living room.

I made these with paints and scrap wood that were just lying around the shop. In this instructable, I will show you how I made these in less than an hour! Woo-hoo for colorful quick projects!

Tools and Materials used in this build:

  • Scrap 2x4
  • Pencil
  • Band Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint

Step 1: Harvesting Scrap

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The scrap bin around Pier 9 can occasionally house treats and treasures. On this particular day, I found mostly rubbish, but one small promising left over 2x4 - I marked it up with a pencil, and prepared to cut it on the bandsaw.

Step 2: Cutting Down the Chunks

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I used a vertical bandsaw, and the proper PPE, to cut down all the shapes.

Step 3: Shaping With a Belt Sander

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The chunks were super fun to shape with belt sander. I made sure the resting-place of the belt sander was well waxed so I could quickly move the wooden chunks around to give them more geometry. I tried to put at least ten facets on each wooden block.

Step 4: Paint!

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We had all kinds of paint in a drawer labeled 'paint and stuff' - it was fun to brush on all different kinds of colors and enamels to see how it looked. The thinner enamels left a glossy stain, while the acrylics dried with a more opaque luster finish.

It was fun to play with palette too, I found myself drawn to bright neons with soft pastels.

Step 5: Display!

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The finished product looked super cute and are great pops of color all over the house!

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ThomasK19 (author)2015-11-22

I recently saw an i'ble that used similar shapes to create a stacking game.

inchman (author)2015-11-22

This is a neat and creative idea. You can also try to 'replicate' actual jewelry cuts of stones to make huge diamond shaped blocks. (Princess cut, asscher, marquie, radiant, etc)

GreenClovers (author)2015-07-04

So cute! Wish I had wooden blocks that are uniquely shaped

CurtosNoirDesign (author)2015-06-26


jessyratfink (author)2015-06-25

Loooooove these. So pretty!

Porda (author)2015-06-25

Great way to reuse scrap! I'm excited to try this out.

kylegilbert (author)2015-06-25

Love the bright colors! Nice project!

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