Thursday, October 23, 2014

~thrifty thursday~{diy wood arrow}

This is the simplest arrow to make and you can make
 it very inexpensively using one piece of MDF.
It will run you around $20.00.

Here are the tools and pieces you will need.
I used a chop saw and a jigsaw, liquid nails, paint, dark wax, and of course the mdf.

A~ 6 pieces that measure 10" and both ends cut on a 45 degree angle.
B~ 2 triangle pieces 10" {on the longest side}
C~ 1 skinny piece with the end notched out, it measures 2" x 24" 
D~ 1 fat piece, it measures 6" x 36" notched out at one end

You should have 10 pieces total.


You can pre paint the pieces at this point, or paint it when it is all assembled.

Start with D and attach C to the middle.
(use liquid nails for these steps}
Add one B piece, then the other, slightly higher, on the end that is not notched out.
At the end that is notched out, add the A pieces.
Let it dry and distress using dark wax or whatever method you prefer.

That's all!






On mine, I used Annie Sloan Old White paint with a combo of light and dark wax.
Have a great day!

xoxo



5 comments:

alison said...

LOVE it! Might have to get my husband to whip one out tonight. I'm no good with power tools :/

Burlap Luxe said...

Lové the arrow and I could so make this, and I am wondering why I have not made this at sometime or another.
It's a great directional sign that would inspire any direction one is designing around, or adding typography words.

Great post.

Xx
Bisous

Doré

Robin Johnson said...

Love this project so much. Thanks

Sue@pineapplehillinteriors said...

Super project! I think I'll make one this weekend!
Have a great day!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You are so talented and creative!

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