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I could have an obsession with maps and globes. It’s my hope that it creates curiosity and a way of exploration with my kids. This picket DIY USA wall artwork is my new favourite wall decor and it was straightforward. I’m not simply saying that…actually. In reality, I had a good friend do that mission with me. A good friend who had by no means picked up energy instruments earlier than and she’s going to agree, that is far more manageable than it seems to be.

You’ll want:

  • A sheet of plywood
  • Planks of wooden; pallet wooden or cheap fencing
  • Wooden Glue
  • Nails
  • Projector of some kind
  • Jig noticed


Begin by chopping a sheet of plywood roughly to the dimensions of your required map dimension. House enchancment shops will gladly minimize this to dimension for you. Mine is sort of 6 toes large.

Lay out how your planks are going to sit down in your plywood. I selected cheap cedar fencing with a horizontal sample. Glue the planks to your plywood. I used heavy buckets of wheat to maintain it flat whereas drying. You possibly can simply as simply throw some nails within the again to maintain it in place because it dries.
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As soon as it’s fully dry, hint a backwards map on the plywood facet utilizing a sharpie marker. I used an LCD video projector, however an overhead projector would work with a transparency. DIY USA wall art (6)

As soon as the map was traced, I bolstered all the perimeter of the map (on the within of my tracing) with nails from my nail gun. I knew that the jig noticed could be reciprocating and will trigger a few of the smaller items to come back unglued – this helped maintain every little thing collectively.
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With the plywood facet up, utilizing a jigsaw, slowly minimize alongside the marker line outlining the map. There are a variety of intricate items within the USA map and I didn’t minimize each little piece, a jigsaw isn’t meant for effective chopping. Some cuts you’ll want to come back at it from a number of angles to ensure that it to work, however be affected person. DIY USA wall art (8)
At first you’ll wish to try to observe each little curve and line, solely to comprehend you actually don’t have to. Relying in your dimension of map, the chopping out might take an hour or two. Go slowly. Take breaks – or else your hand might fall off from the vibration of the noticed!

Time to admire your work!

Flip it over and admire your work. You might even see areas you wish to clear up only a bit – or be extra intricate on and if that’s that case, flip it over and maintain chopping.

I made a decision to maintain this piece somewhat rustic so I sanded only a few of the sides to make them good, however I didn’t sand all the piece. Don’t you like the tough wooden? It had character and allure. I additionally selected to not stain it, as a result of I favored the variations of colour within the wooden. However you’ll be able to select what suits your own home and elegance – sand and stain if desired!
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Kara Pothier

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