|Forum topic by bhacksaw||posted 03-03-2015 07:29 PM||459 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-03-2015 07:29 PM
I’m planning on building a bar with a textured look seen in the accompanying picutre and need some advice.
Option 1: Rip and cross cut 2×4s to end up with blocks of wood in varying thickness and length (all pieces will be the same height as the 2×4, 1.5”). The thickness will be 1/2”, 1”, 1 1/2” or 2” and the length will be 6”, 12”, 18” or 24”. This method will involve me gluing the pieces randomly (not TRUELY randomly, I will try to avoid having same thickness blocks right next to each other) to a 4’x8’ sheet of plywood. What would be the best way to secure these pieces so I can continue assembly as the glue dries? I thought of using 2+” nails in a nail gun nailing into the face, and then using a Dremel to trim the nails that have come through on the backside when done. Or, as I go from left to right in a row, I could nail in at an angle into the end grain of the right side of each block as I go along. This way, I could use shorter nails.
Option 2: I could fake the look by cutting dados of differing widths and depths all in one 2×4. I think it would save a LOT of time, I just don’t know if it’s practical.
Very excited to get started on this, my first large-scale project.