This was my latest project.
My Reclaimed Wood “Home” Sign. Made from a piece of chipped, white-washed, old wood I found in my barn, maple twigs I collected, and glue.
The pictures don’t really do it justice. They change the coloring a little and don’t express the texture. The texture is awesome.
But here is how I did it:
1.) I laid out the board and sanded it for a minute or so. How much you want to sand will just depend on how smooth the paint is. You want it to look chipped and “antiquey”
2.) I laid the twigs out in position. I chose the word “home” but you could do something else.
3.) I began experimenting with gluing them in place. I tried heavy-duty wood glue first… but, I didn’t think it did a very good job. I tried several. None of them had the hold I was going for and most left a yellowy residue. I finally decided to use my hot glue gun. The results were great! I layered the twigs some, after I’d gotten the letters in place. Making some places thicker, covering up little open spots. Just going along until it “looked right” to me.
I plan to put hooks on the bottom for hanging keys and then relocate the sign to my shop booth.