|Project by mjpierson||posted 04-05-2009 02:00 PM||3576 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
completed: april 2009
this is a direct rip-off from pottery barn catalog. we have a huge wall in our family room that we have struggled to fill – everything looks lost on it. i saw this in the catalog, thought it was cool, but could not pay $399 for it. So my wife and I figured out how we could reproduce ourselves.
the wood is cedar, painted with watered down paints to show some more of the grain patterns.
there is a mounting frame behind that is popular with 2 1/8” inlayed plywood which all the pieces are mounted on; kreg jig construction. My wife did all of the painting and i did all the planing, ripping, cutting. It is 50×50 and about 35lbs total.
we recently replaced a piece of trex decking on our back porch. the trex was shipped to us sandwiched between two pieces of cedar (20’ each). being the yankee that I am, we used what most people would have normally been pitched to the curb in the project. we had to supplement with some cedar we purchased.
it was not hard project, but was a little more challenging than the no-brainer that it appears to be.
-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio