How to Make DIY Shiplap Chargers

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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:

Instructions on how to make gorgeous DIY Shiplap Chargers on Splendry

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.

DIY Shiplap Chargers tutorial

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.

DIY Shiplap Chargers tutorial - Splendry

I let sit for 24hrs and here was the results.

DIY Shiplap Chargers tutorial - Splendry

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.

DIY Shiplap Charger tutorial - Splendry

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!

DIY Shiplap Chargers tutorial - Splendry

DIY Shiplap Charger tutorial on Splendry

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Amanda is a part time Physician Assistant but is a full time mom/wife with a daughter, son, and a furbaby. She grew up in Tennessee and St. Louis but Oklahoma now feels like home. She is a lover of all things old and junk and loves to collect old items that she doesn't have room for. She enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and being with friends and family- so basically your typical extrovert!
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