Good Morning Everyone!
Today I'm going to show you how I built the beadboard box that I've used as a centerpiece in the dinning room.
I love how rustic and vintage it looks.
I was pleasantly surprised how quick and easy it was to put together.
To build your own you'll need. . .
1 - 1X8 cut 21" long
2 - 1X8 cut 6 1/8" tall
4 - pieces of bead board paneling cut 21" long
First cut all your wood to the correct size.
Next, attach the two side pieces.
Making sure to pre-drill any holes, and then attach with wood screws.
It should then look like this.
Here's another view.
The next step is to attach the two remaining sides.
Add a little wood glue along all three sides of the frame.
Then using your brad gun, attach the bead board to the frame.
Repeat on the other side and you should have something that looks like this.
To finish off the project I used my dry-brush/scraping technique to give it a weathered, rustic look.
I have a tutorial on how to do it here.
The key is to use very little top coat paint at a time. Add a thin layer, then scrap it off. This makes the wood grain pop out.
It's a very simple technique to use and it has wonderful results.
Hope you enjoyed!