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Project by mdf posted 2262 days ago 21940 views 92 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second scrap wood wall. This one is made from various lengths of 2×4s ripped in thicknesses from 1/4 to 1in. I put all the pieces through the thickness planer to get one smooth side and gave them a walnut stain. The pieces were then randomly attached to the wall with hot-melt glue. The project was not much fun to do, but I like the result ;)





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2262 days ago

That is a really great effect! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Canexican

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#2 posted 2262 days ago

That must of been a heck of a lot of hot glue stick, pretty cool texture.

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sidestepmcgee

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#3 posted 2262 days ago

i like the idea ,great for scraps of any kind.great stain for the 2 bys also.thanks for sharing.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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BrianM

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#4 posted 2262 days ago

Outstanding! It looks like a museum wall. Actually, it looks like a large piece of modern art in a museum.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 2262 days ago

Fantastic :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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bigguy

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#6 posted 2262 days ago

Love the effect! I think I would loose my mind doing it!!! Great work.

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. Gilroy, CA

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 2262 days ago

This is certainly another unique wall. The various thicknesses adds an unusual touch to the wall. I am sure that I would not have had the patience to attach this many individual pieces onto a wall despite the nice effect it brings.

Well done. I am sure that this wall is the focal point of the room.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Karson

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#8 posted 2262 days ago

Great wall of China. What a view.

Nice job. What kind of time did it take from start to finish?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2262 days ago

Wow…. nice effect!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Napaman

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#10 posted 2262 days ago

wow….this could be the next thing we see on HGTV…get the PATENT!!! lol….this really looks great…the rooms you have shown seriously look like a museum…

you mentioned a walnut stain—-but do the woods vary in variety? how many woods do you think/

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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miles125

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#11 posted 2262 days ago

Gives the wall a cool looking texture. Great job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2261 days ago

Outstanding, and beautiful, I really like the texture. I’ll bet it was a lot of work. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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runngt

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#13 posted 2261 days ago

that did turn out great!

runngt

-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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mdf

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#14 posted 2261 days ago

Thanks!

I don’t know how long it took to make it, but it was many hours over a period of two weeks. I think there are about 1100 pieces, so it is definitely a tedious task. It is our own place, so I was not too concerned about how long it took. The pieces vary in height so it is a bit of a puzzle. If I had to do it again, I would make sure they all have the same height.

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Rob

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#15 posted 2261 days ago

That’s a very stylish wall. This room could be in a decorating magazine. Good job.

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