Introduction: Zelda Theme Wood Wall Art

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I will show you how to make a Zelda theme wood wall art out of pallets.

Parts needed:

Pallets                              1" Nails
Sawzall                             3/4" pin nails
Prybar                              Titebond II Glue
Hammer                              Paint brush
Jigsaw                              Tape ( clear and Blue Painters)
Tape Measure                        Steelwool and Vinegar Mix
Air Pin Nailer                      Printer and paper
Tablesaw                            Rubber gloves
Cutoff Saw

Step 1: Pallets

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First step is to get some pallets and take them apart, I used a pry bar and a Sawzall.

Step 2: Cut Frame Parts

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Rip and cut the pieces for the Frame

Step 3: Print Pattern for Hyrule Symbol

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Download picture, import it into Inkscape. Trace Bitmap and size to the dimensions of your choice. Print out all the parts.

Step 4: Puzzle Time

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Trim off the blank borders, so you can align the pieces together. Use tape to fasten together. Then attach the pattern with adhesive to 3/16" hardboard.

Step 5: Cut Pattern Out

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Cut out the pattern with a Jigsaw

Step 6:

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Glue up 4 Oak pallet boards and trace the pattern onto it. Then cut the parts out with a Scrollsaw.

Step 7: Sand

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Sand the parts to your liking, I just hit the tops with 120 grit, to remove some roughness.

Step 8: Assemble Frame

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Assemble the frame parts with Titebond II glue and nail with 1" long nails or use a Air Pin Nailer.

Step 9: Stain

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Tape off the inside of the frame and stain outer with Vinegar and Steelwool mixed together. Also stain the Bird parts with the Steelwool and Vinegar mix. I applied two coats for a more Darker look. Then let dry overnight.

Step 10: Attach Bird

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Use your pattern as a template to attach the Bird parts. Be sure your Template is in the Center, mine was off. Then apply the Titebond II glue to the back sides and Pin nail to backer board. Let this dry overnight and then spray with a sealer. I use a Matte Clear finish.

Step 11: Attach Hangers

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Attach your choice of hangers onto the back side. I use D Ring hangers with 3/8" long screws.

Step 12: Enjoy

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Now hang up your Art work and enjoy. Thanks for checking out my Instructable.

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rebeltaz (author)2016-06-12

Absolutely beautiful!


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Bio: Hi my name is David, I have been working with wood since I was a teenager. I like to build things, also like to take ... More »
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