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Wooden Geometric Wreath

  • November 18, 2016


Display your love for woodworking this holiday season. Whether it is on your front door or another place of distinction, this wreath offers the warmth of wood or can be customized with your favorite finishes and paint techniques. While I used oak hobby boards, you could definitely use inexpensive materials like pre-cut shims.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Using oak hobby board panels (1/4x6-3ft) rip with a table saw (or cut with a circular saw), strips 1 1/2 inches wide.

    2. Step: 2

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      Trim strips into 11 3/4 and 9 3/4 long pieces. 12 of each.

    3. Step: 3

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      Lightly sand strips before assembling.

    4. Step: 4

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      Arrange strips of smaller, 9 3/4 pieces into a hexagon shape. Make 2 of these.

    5. Step: 5

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      Use angle measure tool/guide or printed template to fairly accurately align corners. A regular hexagon like this one has corners that are 120 degrees. They don't have to be perfect, but getting the corners fairly close helps with the symmetry of the finished project.

    6. Step: 6

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      Wood glue overlapping wood slats to secure pieces together. Use small clamps if possible. (Not required.)

    7. Step: 7

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      Once the hexagons are dry. Stack small hexagons one on top of the other, rotating the top hexagon about 45 degrees.

    8. Step: 8

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      Add small scraps of wood as lifts to provide extra support where the layered hexagons do not touch because of the overlapping pieces. Add wood glue to all pieces that touch.

    9. Step: 9

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      Using a brad nailer or staple gun, secure the two hexagons together where the thickest parts of the overlapping wood meet and/or where the scrap wood lifts were placed.

    10. Step: 10

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      Fill nail or staple holes with wood filler.

    11. Step: 11

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      Repeat steps 5-10 for the large hexagons.

    12. Step: 12

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      Then attach the small hexagons on top of the larger hexagons, rotating as before. Attach with glue and nails or staples. Fill holes with wood filler.

    13. Step: 13

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      Attach a picture hanger to the back of the wreath. Pre-drill hole and carefully attach with a screw. Be conscious of hook placement as the screw may go through one layer of the wood.

    14. Step: 14

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      Apply desired finish. Because I used this beautiful oak wood, I decided to just add a clear satin finish suitable for outdoors. Feel free to be creative with your finishing, layer with different colors of finishes in advance or paint as desired.

    15. Step: 15

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      To hang your wreath on a door, be sure to use a reliable hanger like a nail or over-the-door wreath hanger. I would not recommend a removable hanger.

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Wooden Geometric Wreath

by Deeply Southern Home
Nov 18, 2016
Medium f3bde8e6 4fa3 4c49 a646 3d6bd8b1d5cf

Display your love for woodworking this holiday season. Whether it is on your front door or another place of distinction, this wreath offers the warmth of wood or can be customized with your favorite finishes and paint techniques. While I used oak hobby boards, you could definitely use inexpensive materials like pre-cut shims.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 0dc03354 3126 47ac 9bf6 5bb82282c9d1

    Using oak hobby board panels (1/4x6-3ft) rip with a table saw (or cut with a circular saw), strips 1 1/2 inches wide.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 61cbff2c 9220 4bde a561 3de73fcdd8ec

    Trim strips into 11 3/4 and 9 3/4 long pieces. 12 of each.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge b84505de 9492 41b9 98b6 95787892eab1

    Lightly sand strips before assembling.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 00fe00ae 3715 4b67 a615 209d728a33bd

    Arrange strips of smaller, 9 3/4 pieces into a hexagon shape. Make 2 of these.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 41b47b56 b0a3 4545 abff ab49a4003612

    Use angle measure tool/guide or printed template to fairly accurately align corners. A regular hexagon like this one has corners that are 120 degrees. They don't have to be perfect, but getting the corners fairly close helps with the symmetry of the finished project.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 1fcce3ef b79b 4860 8565 4eb2135aef44

    Wood glue overlapping wood slats to secure pieces together. Use small clamps if possible. (Not required.)

  7. Step: 7
    Huge bc987db7 e1b1 4360 a9db 16fbeeb9c0e6

    Once the hexagons are dry. Stack small hexagons one on top of the other, rotating the top hexagon about 45 degrees.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge be5c2ef8 4540 4332 bc1a d00002edf901

    Add small scraps of wood as lifts to provide extra support where the layered hexagons do not touch because of the overlapping pieces. Add wood glue to all pieces that touch.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge b2362fd7 61fc 4221 a23d d9b2f01cb04d

    Using a brad nailer or staple gun, secure the two hexagons together where the thickest parts of the overlapping wood meet and/or where the scrap wood lifts were placed.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge ddea7ba9 c07f 40fc 9090 8a5108253d3c

    Fill nail or staple holes with wood filler.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge a3b30450 3b33 4ffa b104 2113cd7e3ed4

    Repeat steps 5-10 for the large hexagons.

  12. Step: 12
    Huge 0ba2887e e502 4867 8c75 fbc718c8285d

    Then attach the small hexagons on top of the larger hexagons, rotating as before. Attach with glue and nails or staples. Fill holes with wood filler.

  13. Step: 13
    Huge 61c87fdc 4418 4850 b45c 7873295b350c

    Attach a picture hanger to the back of the wreath. Pre-drill hole and carefully attach with a screw. Be conscious of hook placement as the screw may go through one layer of the wood.

  14. Step: 14
    Huge 5dfe5690 67eb 4946 b640 c5b1a1b4b4be

    Apply desired finish. Because I used this beautiful oak wood, I decided to just add a clear satin finish suitable for outdoors. Feel free to be creative with your finishing, layer with different colors of finishes in advance or paint as desired.

  15. Step: 15
    Huge 695dd161 df97 4c11 8bd2 7ffe32b448bb

    To hang your wreath on a door, be sure to use a reliable hanger like a nail or over-the-door wreath hanger. I would not recommend a removable hanger.