|Project by Al Amantea||posted 11-17-2014 08:40 AM||1736 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Had some extra time yesterday, so I came up with the wall hanging made from old tools and reclaimed pallet wood. I think the wood was beech or maybe yellow poplar. I laminated the pallet wood to a piece of 1/4” plywood for strength and to keep it flat, as I wanted to maintain the distressed look and the cracks and splits in the pallet wood. Then I framed that with leftover reclaimed oak from the coffee table I made earlier.
I found the tools at an estate sale, attached them to the boards by wire wrapping them, and then sprayed 2 coats of valspar spray lacquer (my go to finish).
I find that lacquer produces a top notch finish, is quick to apply and dries to a workable state within an hour. Once it dries, I can hand polish it with just a soft cloth and end up with a product 10 times easier, and a better finish, than using poly.
The whole thing only weighs about 5 pounds or so, and would be great for someone’s man cave or den…
-- Measure Twice, then cut it again...