These Fourth of July wood star decorations are a excellent way to costume up your entrance doorway, backyard deck or fire mantel.
Alexi Politis of Trying to find Alexi, can take you through the job, move by move, and gives a few guidelines to make the wood star job go efficiently.
I designed three wood star decorations for my porch– one particular for my doorway, and two for either side of my doorway. They look excellent with the flag, flowers, pillows and doormat that are all red, white or blue. (These items can be located at The Home Depot, by the way.)
Fourth of July Wood Star Decorations
- Sliding miter saw
- Nail gun with provided nails
- Stapler with provided staples
- Jig saw with clean wood blade
- Orbital sander
- (two) Rigger clamps
- (1) 1 x three x eight pick pine board (this duration will make one particular 15¾-inch star, this is also the duration you require for a 22-inch star)
- Scrap wood, one particular at roughly 1 x 12 x two, one particular at roughly 1 x two x six and one particular at 1 x three x four
- Wood glue
- Wood filler
- Paint or stain
Creating the Jig
Very first thing’s initially, you require to make a “jig” to get your miter saw to 54 levels. To do so, take a clean scrap board all-around 1 x 12 in.– mine was about two-toes wide– and slice it in fifty percent at a 30-degree angle.
Creating the Wood Star
Tip: These recommendations really do not demand you to ever flip your wood. That means the steepness of the genuine angle will change, but the angles will always originate from the higher ideal corner and down to the base still left.
Tip: Only mark one particular shorter strip of wood at a time. You cannot mark all of your lengths then slice all at when, since you need to account for the width of the blade.
Tip: Never slice absent any of your jig. Pull your blade down without the need of turning the saw on a few occasions to be sure it will very clear the jig when you really slice.
Tip: Be mindful using your nail gun, occasionally the nails will shoot out of your wood unexpectedly and can puncture your fingers. (This may perhaps or may perhaps not have took place to me from expertise on a different job. Fortunately it was incredibly slight, but I discovered my lesson the tough way. Ouch!)
Paint your job as wanted!
Tip: You could also stain, as a substitute. Just be certain you have sanded absent all the glue, since glue does not stain.