Geometric Wood Wall Hanging | Haleigh Fuller | Skillshare

Geometric Wood Wall Hanging

Haleigh Fuller

Geometric Wood Wall Hanging

Haleigh Fuller

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8 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Skillshare | Tools Needed

    • 3. Skillshare | Wood Prep

    • 4. Skillshare | Saw Cutting

    • 5. Skillshare | Drawing Diagonals

    • 6. Skillshare | Assembly

    • 7. Skillshare | Trimming Edges

    • 8. Skillshare | Close

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Go through the process of creating a beautiful wood wall hanging with me! I will walk you through how I go about this process as well as talk about the tools required. 

Meet Your Teacher

Hi everyone, I'm Haleigh! I am from Kansas and have MANY interests within the art world. I love to learn new techniques through Skillshare and look forward to publishing classes for you all to share my techniques. Happy learning!

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1. Class Introduction: Hi, everyone, and welcome to the video today I'm going to be showing you how to do this geometric style blood wall hanging. I just want to be clear that there are multiple ways to do this, and the process shown is just how I go about doing it. Enjoy the video and, as always, reach out if you have any further questions. 2. Skillshare | Tools Needed: So first, I'm just gonna go over some of the tools needed in the process. Now, I just want to reiterate that there are multiple ways to do this and there are multiple tools that you can use to get the same effect. Arguably the most important piece of this is gonna be the wooden laps. So I just picked these up at my local young lumber yard. They are a little bit more expensive because I bought them locally. I've also found them at Home Depot and Lowe's, I believe, but I think the quality at the local lumberyard is a little bit more up there. The next thing I'm gonna talk about is a sander, and in the next lesson, you'll see how important this is to me. But it's not absolutely crucial in your in your final piece. A lot of people will not stand it to make it look a little bit more rustic, but I really like the smooth effect. Now I use a DeWalt Oscar letting Sander, I believe, but any old sander is completely fine as well. The next thing I uses a miter sauce, so there are a lot of different versions of miter saws out there and you don't need anything fancy for this project, especially just because you're cutting these little wooden labs. I think the one that I have is a do, Walt. I've had it for years and it works the same. So the next door you're gonna need is either a nail gun or, in my case, a used a staple gun. So I just put nails in the staple gun, which does leave a little extra market. Actually, after shooting this, I decided to invest in a nail then because I think it will make the final piece look a lot nicer. But again, I don't feel the need to go out and buy a nail gun. If you already have a staple gun just loaded with Staples. So what's up? The next thing you're gonna need is the actual nails. I actually is a 5/8 inch nail for the entire piece, and then I believe I use a 1.5 inch nail for the border. So I did find that the border will fall off if you don't use the longer nails because you're holding it from that. A lot of the time when you're transporting it, so the next tool that I use is completely unnecessary. It is a circular saw. No, if you have a circular saw, this works great, but you don't need to go out and buy one for the project. You can use a miter saw to cut each piece to the size that you need instead of going through with the end and cutting up off. I just use a circular saw because I have one, and it's a lot easier to do it all at the end. So the last thing is safety. You want the proper safety equipment for each tool that you're using. I'm not gonna go into detail on what each one is, but just be safe while you're doing the process. It's a lot of power tools in a lot of ways to get hurt. 3. Skillshare | Wood Prep: So once you have all your tools set up and ready to go, what I do first in the process is kind of just prepare the would make sure that everything is free of dinks and dense, and then I go through and stand each piece individually. Now, I take a long time doing this just because I really want it to be nice and smooth and easily sustainable. But it depends on how much standing on how rough you want it to look. I believe the sandpaper that I used was to 20 because I wanted it to be super smooth. But again, you don't have to use this fine of a grit. The standard that I used here was the DeWalt Oscar Waiting Sander. Now I really like how this goes. That kind of moves and turns, so that really helps it just become a little bit finer, but it's completely unnecessary. Any old Zander would work. You can also do this by hand if you have enough time and energy to do that. But also you, doctor to sand at all. If you want the rougher look 4. Skillshare | Saw Cutting: once all of your wood is standard and prepared to your liking. I do Go ahead and cut at a 45 degree angle with this miter saw, and I just go and cut a few of each length. I do this because at the end I end up cutting off the end anyways, so it doesn't matter necessarily how long the Arcelor, long as you have a little bit of each link. So that's how I start. And then I do end up going back and cutting the little bitty pieces that I end up meeting. This is just what works well for me. If you want to measure things out before you cut him, go ahead and do that. Whatever is more comfortable for you. - So here we're going to see me cutting a few little triangles. And this is just a little detail that I like to add to most of my pieces. And I think that cutting each triangle individually really kind of helps the craftsmanship of the final piece. Now a lot of people will tape off if they want to add this kind of a future. But I like to do it this way because I think it adds a little bit of character to the peace 5. Skillshare | Drawing Diagonals: okay. I cannot stress enough how important this step is in the process. So what I'm gonna do is go and find the diagonals on both sides and mark those out. So you want to find the true middle? Because when you go to nail the pieces down, you're gonna be going from the middle and having those diagnose just helps you ensure that your online and everything is proportional. So I am huge on this step, and I think that it really, really makes a difference in your final piece. 6. Skillshare | Assembly: now is the most fun part in the process. And that is Theus assembly. I'm not gonna lie until you guys that I am perfectly organized when doing this because I kind of just started the middle and work my way out. Move things around and I will lay out the middle first and I will kind of stain it as I go . Some people like to lay everything out and then go back and stay in it. But I just feel like this works better for me. I am gonna be standing stating things off the camera today, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I do only use one layer of stain for the Browns and the wood colors. But there are some pieces in this project that I will do paint, and I will put multiple layers on and then kind of sand them off for a fun effect. This is a long process, and it's easy to lose track of what pieces you were wanting to be. What color? So I will go here with a Sharpie if it's a piece that I'm painting and just kind of mark and make sure that I'm still on the right track and know what I'm doing with each individual piece from. - So this is where I'm gonna begin and start nailing down each individual piece and I'm going to start in the middle. Now, I do this because you want the metal pieces to be at a 45 degree angle. So I do use a 45 degree ruler, and this is extremely crucial and the rest of your piece because each angle going out is gonna be off of that ankle. So if you're just a little bit off, it's gonna show a lot in your final piece. Now, once I begin nailing, I'm gonna work my way out and continue nailing each piece as they are ready. So this kind of just helps me keep track of what pieces I still need to do and what piece I still need to finish up. And it kind of just gets those pieces out of the waste of the middle is done. It's nail down, it's ready to go. So you guys have probably been wondering what in the heck I'm doing painting the same board , multiple different colors and what I've been doing is. I've put two layers of white and black paint to make this fun effect that you see down at the bottom. So I painted two layers and then I stand it off just a little bit to give it a washed look . And I think that's a really fun detail that really adds to the final project. 7. Skillshare | Trimming Edges: So once I have the final piece assembled, what I do is I go with a circular saw and cut off the extras. Now, this is a completely unnecessary step If you want to go through each piece of wood and cut it as you go down instantly find. But since I have a circular saw available, this is super easy to dio and it just makes them all the same like the end. You have to worry about it as you go. So I'm done with this stuff. I will go ahead and put a border around the edge. Do what I do is I just use a piece of the last the beginning. 8. Skillshare | Close: I hope everyone really enjoyed this lesson and enjoys the process just as much as I do. I can't wait to see the projects and below please reach out. If you have any questions I would be so happy to help. In your process is well and again. Thank you guys So much for watching.