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
- 2 pcs. of 8ft. cedar boards
- acrylic paint
- band saw or jigsaw
- Beach Sea Glass
- permanent marker
- safety eyewear & earwear
- transparency sheet & wrapping paper
- weatherproof Glue
- wood glue
Step 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!
Wood Whale Art
- ¼-inch plywood
- palm sander
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!