DIY Wooden Wall Art and Magnetic Photo Display
This project can be used in so many different ways. Whether it's by itself as beautiful wall art, or develop your favorite snapshots from your phone to display using magnets. It can also be used to display Christmas cards or reminder notes. Make multiples to really increase the potential of this project!
Cut the 3/4" square dowels to size. With 45 degree perpendicular angles, cut two at 24" and two at 18”.
Measure and cut to size the center dowel (approx. 22 1/2"). Add glue to each end and center it in the frame. Attach with 1 1/4" brad nails.
For the arrows, cut 2 pieces at 3" long with perpendicular 45 degree angles. Cut 2 pieces at 6" long with 45 degree perpendicular angles. Cut 8 pieces at 11 3/16" long with 45 degree parallel angles.
Drill a 5/8" deep hole with a 1/2" drill bit. On a drill press, set the bottom plate of the drill to the proper depth. If using a drill, mark the bit with tape 5/8" up from the tip. Drill holes where marked on the dowels.
Once the holes are drilled, begin assembling the arrows. Starting with the smallest pieces, use 3/4" brad nails and wood glue to attach to the frame. 3/4" brad nails will be used on all pieces attaching to the center dowel.
For the ends that attach to the outside frame, use 1 1/4" brad nails, driven in at a slight angle along with wood glue.
Finish as desired with paint or stain. This project was finished with Minwax Special Walnut stain and white wax.
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.431" rare earth magnets (18 were used for this project)
220 grit sandpaper disks
3/4" brad nails
1 1/4" brad nails
6 - 3/4" square dowels (I used red oak)