Here’s a great woodworking project that’s lot’s of fun. It’s very country and will look great with lot’s of Shabby character!
Check out the video for inspiration….
I printed out a rooster on a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I have a digital ebook of easy scroll saw patters. You can find this rooster along with 88 pages of images in my Etsy shop. There will be a link at the end of our build. Let’s start the project….
So I cut around the image leaving a little border. We are going to use this template to create our wall art. Check out the next step…
Here I’m using a scroll saw to follow the edges of the rooster and cut away all the excess. This is a fun tool to have. The scroll saw can preform a lot of tasks and you’d be amazed at the amount of different projects that can be done on it.
So we have our rooster cut out. I’ll just remove the paper template and we can then move on to creating a backer where our little farm dude can rest on….
Here I’m cutting out regular fence boards into strips. They will become the backer for our rooster. You’ll see how we do it. Oh by the way, these fence boards are dried out. The reason I mention this is because new fence boards are typically wet when bought new. These outside boards are treated to stand up to outside weather. Because of that, I’d recommend only using dried out boards for wall art. These boards I’m using have been sitting outside for over a year. So they are dry at this point. In the end I also coat the piece with a clear coat to seal it all. Long story short. Don’t use wet, new boards for and indoor project. You get the picture, let’s move on……
So we have out boards and we’ll shabby it up by staining each board a different color. You can get creative and mix the colors you use on yours.
We will join the boards with wood glue. Add glue to the edges and spread the glue with your finger or a brush. Then press them together and let them dry.
Now that all the pieces are glued we will add some reinforcement to the piece. Let’s flip our wall art over and show you what we are going to do….
So here on the back we will add these two strips of wood. They will keep the piece stable and we can add hardware so we can hang it on the wall. Check out the finished project….