speed square & pencil
Command Brand damage free wall hangers
I found two pieces of scrap wood. We used the skinnier piece (2-3/8″) for the body and the wider piece (4″) for the tail and tip. Both pieces were 5/8″ thick. We used a speed square tool to mark out our cuts. The tip didn’t turn out to be a perfect triangle because, like I said, we winged it! The measurements for the tip are 5.25×5.25×7.25. The two tail pieces are 6″ long x 4″ with a 45 degree angle. We cut the body piece to 19.5″ long.
Next we used a little wood glue to hold the two tail pieces together and secured it to the body with 1-1/4″ screws. A little more wood glue and one screw to secure the tip.
Here is the arrow before I stained it. I didn’t like the look of the natural cedar so I stained it to match a shelf in our living room and our hearth. If you like the look of natural wood or if you use pallet wood you can skip this step.
I used Minwax Wood Finish stain in dark walnut. It took two coats, waiting 2 hours in between coats.
I allowed the arrow to dry overnight; then used 2 Command Brand damage free wall hangers to attach it to the wall.
What do you think!? I love it! I feel so proud that I helped make it. I could have easily picked something up at Hobby Lobby but this is special, imperfections and all!
Do you have a wood craft you’d like to link up with us? You can do it below. Next month’s Ready, Set, Craft Challenge item is mason jars! Come back on the first Tuesday of the month to see what I come up with…
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