Beyond The Ocean

Two Woodworking Projects for the Beach Lover

May 18, 2018
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Do you know what you should do after you find the best saws for your needs? Well, use them, of course! And if you’re a beach lover, you should definitely try these two projects to make your home a lot more welcoming and ocean-loving!

Seaglass & Cedar Mermaid

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You’ll need:

  • 2 pcs. of 8ft. cedar boards
  • acrylic paint
  • band saw or jigsaw
  • Beach Sea Glass
  • permanent marker
  • safety eyewear & earwear
  • sandpaper
  • transparency sheet & wrapping paper
  • weatherproof Glue
  • wood glue

Procedure:

Mermaid-artStep 1: Print your mermaid layout.

Step 2: Trace it on your boards using a permanent marker.

Step 3: Using your band saw or jig saw, cut the shape.

Step 4: Join the boards.

Step 5: Paint. Since you’re going to use cedar wood, prime the wood well so that the tannins won’t turn the glue to yellow later on.

Step 6: Glue the sea glass on the tail part of the mermaid. Leave to dry.

Step 7: Hang it on the wall!

Read more about band saws in this news article

Wood Whale Art

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You’ll need:

  • ¼-inch plywood
  • marker
  • palm sander
  • jigsaw

Procedure:

Step 1: Draw your whale shape on the plywood. You could make use of a picture as a reference, but if you’re good at drawing, then you don’t have to use a photo as a guide.

Step 2: Use a jigsaw to cut the wood. Don’t forget to follow the drawing you made and to make sure the tail looks like a whale’s tail.

Step 3: Sand the rough edges of the wood using a palm sander.

Step 4: You could coat it with clear wax to make it look shiny and smooth or leave it as is. Staining the back and edges can also make it a lot more attractive, but then again, the decision depends on what you prefer.

Don’t forget to have fun and be creative while doing these projects!