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Project by mdf posted 05-20-2008 10:08 PM 23676 views 95 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 05-20-2008 10:09 PM

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 05-20-2008 10:17 PM

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

-- www.woodshopdude.com

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sidestepmcgee

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 10:20 PM

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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#4 posted 05-20-2008 10:29 PM

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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#5 posted 05-20-2008 10:45 PM

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 05-20-2008 11:07 PM

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

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. New TX resident...

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 05-21-2008 12:43 AM

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 05-21-2008 01:47 AM

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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#9 posted 05-21-2008 02:14 AM

Wow…. nice effect!

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

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#10 posted 05-21-2008 02:46 AM

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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#11 posted 05-21-2008 03:30 AM

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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#12 posted 05-21-2008 04:29 AM

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 05-21-2008 04:31 AM

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 05-21-2008 04:45 AM

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 05-21-2008 05:26 AM

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

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