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
- Band Saw
- Belt Sander
- Paint Brush
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Step 1: Harvesting Scrap
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
I used a vertical bandsaw, and the proper PPE, to cut down all the shapes.
Step 3: Shaping With a Belt Sander
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!
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!
The finished product looked super cute and are great pops of color all over the house!
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