Whimsical Love Wood Sign
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Whimsical Love Wood Sign

Want to re-create this project with a more DIY feel, try using wood from a reclaimed pallet, cabinet or paneling.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Birch Wood Furring Strips (Planks), 1"x2" (2)
  • Birch Wood Furring Strips, 1"x3" (2)
  • Birch Wood Furring Strips, 1"x4" (2)
  • Birch Wood Furring Sticks, 1/4"x3"
  • Rust-Oleum® Stain - Color of Choice
  • Acrylic Paint - White and Red
  • Gloves
  • Sandpaper - Grits 120, 180 and 220
  • Tack Cloth
  • Nails
  • Clean Rags, Lint Free

Project Instructions

Step 1:
Setup a work-space in a well-ventilated area, such as a garage.

Step 2:
Arrange the furring strips horizontally, alternating the width: 2" wide followed by 3" wide followed by 4" wide. Repeat

Step 3:
Nail the birch sticks to the back of the furring strips for added support.

Step 4:
Sand the entire surface lightly, progressing from 120 grit, to 180 grit, finishing with 220 grit sandpaper. Always sand in the direction of the grain.

Step 5:
Remove sanding dust between each grit of sandpaper using a lint-free cloth or tack cloth. After the 220 grit sandpaper, use a lightly dampened rag to thoroughly wipe all of the sanding dust from the wood.

Step 6:
Using a clean, lint free rag, flood the entire wood surface with stain. Be generous with the amount applied.

Step 7:
Let the stain sit for 1-2 minutes then wipe off any excess, using a clean rag, wiping in the direction of the grain. Ensure that ALL excess stain is removed from the surface. Do not over-rub.

Step 8:
Let dry overnight.

Step 9:
Using the stencil of your choice, place the template on the surface. Fill in the outline with acrylic paint.

Step 10:
Once paint is dry apply a polyurethane top coat for added protection (optional step)

Step 11:
Allow to dry 2- 4 hours before hanging your new masterpiece.

Craft Notes

This project will need to dry overnight.