DIY Wooden Arrow Decor
This is a great introductory project for woodworking. It’s very simple and easy and you end up with some fabulous rustic looking wall décor. I’ve had my eye on this project for awhile but sometimes I get so consumed building larger pieces I forget to take time to enjoy the simple ones as well. So, I’m taking the opportunity to finally make these and show you how it’s done. I renovated my basement a couple years ago, but have neglected to get any decorating done down there so guess where these are going!
- (2) 1 x 4 x 6 wood boards
- Miter saw
- Kregg Jig
- Orbital sander
- 1 1/4” pocket hole screws
- Wood glue
- Picture hanging brackets
You are going to need your miter saw for this one because you are making 45-degree angle cuts so set your saw up and place your board on the saw. You will be making 12” cuts for a total of 12 angle cut pieces of wood which, when assembled, will make you three arrows. Make your first angled cut and measure 12” from the longest point.
Make your second cut. Continue marking off 12” from your longest angle point until you have cut 12 pieces. I like to cut two boards together primarily because it’s faster but also because you get more consistency with evenly cut boards. You know you will always have two pieces that are identical.
Now, using your Kreg Jig, set your depth for ¾” and drill pocket holes in the two pieces that join at the points and the two pieces that join the two separate arrows together like I have shown.
Use wood glue between any adjacent sides before screwing together with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.
Sand the front and sides starting with a 180-grit and finishing with a 320-grit. Remove any dust and stain to the colour of your choice. My favorite is the dark walnut Minwax stain. I don’t put any kind of top coat on because I want it to have that raw, rustic finish.
When the stain has dried, nail on your hanging hardware and hang on your wall.
These are so cute I just may have to make a few more to put upstairs!