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Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Okay all you woodworkers. You know as well as I do that you have an ever growing scrap wood pile that you don’t want to throw away because you know you’ll use it one day.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Well, today is that day! I challenge you to use some of that scrap wood to make a Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame like this one.

But, if this isn’t your cup of tea, Sawdust Girl has an entire link up party of scrap wood projects. And you can link up your own scrap wood challenge too!

Okay, so the truth behind this project is that Pretty Handsome Guy has been begging me to frame his U.S. Open flag from Pinehurst almost two years ago. My poor hubby rarely asks for anything, and I figure he waited long enough.

Materials:

  • Scrap wood
  • Backer board (scrap bead board, masonite, thin plywood)
  • Construction glue
  • Lattice edging
  • Wood stain
  • Plexi-glass
  • D-hooks
  • Drill bit
  • Drill
  • Double stick foam tape
  • Brad nails
  • Nail gun or hammer
  • Machine screws
  • Saw (miter, jigsaw or Dremel UltraSaw)

Optional: Gorilla Glue

Instructions:

Cut backer board to the size you want for your frame.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Lay out your scrap wood on top of the backer board until it is covered completely.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

I tried Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive on this project (Gorilla Glue sent me a tube of glue to try out.) It dried and held all the scrap wood firmly.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Lift up one piece of scrap wood at a time and apply construction glue onto the backer board.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Replace the first piece of scrap wood and remove the next board to apply construction glue.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Continue gluing until all your scrap wood is glued to the backer board. Set weights on top of the wood as the glue dries.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Allow the glue to harden overnight. Use a saw to trim the edges of the scrap wood to the size of the backer board.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Lay your art (or flag) onto the scrap wood. You can use double stick foam tape to keep the art/flag from moving.

Cut plexi-glass to size. (Mine is inset several inches inside the frame.) Drill holes into the plexi-glass and through to the wood.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

 

Screw the machine screws through the plexi-glass and into the wood. If the machine screws are loose, you can secure them with a drop of Gorilla glue in the wood hole.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

If your machine screws are too long, you can use wire cutters to cut them.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Mark the lattice against the frame. Cut it down to size.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Stain the lattice. (Minwax sent me these Wood Finishing Wipe on Stain Cloths to try. After using them on several projects, I can honestly say, these things are the bomb because they are easy to use; they dry fast; and you toss the cloth when you are done.)

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

When the stain has dried, add some wood glue to the edge of the scrap wood frame.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Nail the lattice pieces onto the edges.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Flip the frame over and add D-hooks on the back for hanging.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang this unique Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame and enjoy!

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

Handsome Guy loves that his U.S. Open Flag is finally framed. He says this can be considered his Christmas present, but I’ll still buy him something this year.

Rustic Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame | Pretty Handy Girl

So tell me, do you have the scrap wood to make your own Scrap Wood Shadow Box Frame?

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