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Branch Art

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Add a little "art-is-tree" to walls with these cool branch sculptures.

Branch Art

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Miter saw
  • Drill

Materials

  • Madison Mill 2"x48" poplar round dowel (#43934)
  • Madison Mill 1"x48" poplar round dowel (#19386)
  • Madison Mill 7/8"x48" poplar round dowel (#19385)
  • Madison Mill 5/8"x48" poplar round dowel (#19383)
  • Madison Mill 1/2"x48" poplar round dowel (#19382)
  • Madison Mill 5/16"x48" poplar round dowel (#19382)
  • Titebond 8-ounce interior molding and trim wood glue (#218250)
  • 1 quart Valspar Bird Song Blue, #CI 185 (#9101)

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Instructions

Step 1

Cut dowels of various thicknesses into random lengths using a miter saw. Cut the ends of some pieces at an angle.

Step 2

Connect the cut dowels to form the main branch. Start with the thickest pieces for the bottom and graduate to smaller pieces. Attach pieces using glue.

Step 3

Drill holes in the thicker pieces to add smaller offshoots and attach with glue.

Step 4

Paint the mounting panels. (We used Valspar Bird Song Blue, #CI 185.) Let dry.

Step 5

Branch art full view

Mount by drilling holes for two short dowel pieces on the back of the tree and the front of a board. Glue together and let dry.