Thank you to Ryobi for providing Amanda with a scroll saw, all opinions are her own.
My cousin recently texted me about making some shiplap chargers for her spring dining room table. I absolutely loved this idea, plus it gave me another reason to use my Ryobi Scroll Saw. To start, I made my own shiplap! OK, it’s not really shiplap, but definitely looks like it! Real shiplap that you can buy was pretty expensive and large and mainly for walls, so I came up with this instead. Here is what you need to make DIY Shiplap Chargers:
DIY Shiplap Chargers Supplies
- 1 piece of ¼ inch plywood 2 ft x 4 ft
- 9 pieces of ¼ inch slats 3 inch by 4ft
- Wood glue
- White paint
To make your own shiplap, start by gluing your slats to the plywood.
I taped some pieces of cardboard together as spacers so I didn’t have to measure the distance in between the boards every time. After I got one board down I placed a couple heavy books on top.
I let sit for 24hrs and here was the results.
Then I painted the entire board white. Make sure you get paint in between the slats. Then I used a 13 inch plate I had and traced out the chargers. From this amount of wood I got 5 chargers.
Next. I was ready to cut them out with my scroll saw. I recommended using high speed to cut these out. The scroll saw is great because it allows you to maneuver the wood so much easier than with a regular jig saw. I think it’s easier to push the wood through the saw and you can be more accurate with your cuts.
After the circles were cut I sanded all the edges and the back with 80 grit sandpaper. Then I used 120 grit on the top to make a smooth finish. I finished these with another coat of white paint on all the edges and back. I think they turned out so cute!!! I absolutely loved them!
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