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You’ll be able to paint this sculptural stacked desk any colors you wish to tie-in together with your color scheme.
Ombre tones assist create a gallery-worthy desk.
- 12mm thick shStep by step instructionseet of plywood
- Measuring tape, ruler, pencil
- Degree Round noticed, desk noticed or related
- 180-grit sandpaper
- Wooden filler and putty knife
- Electrical drill
- 16mm diameter spade drill bit
- 16mm diameter dowelling (reduce to 480mm lengthy)
- Wooden glue
- Prime quality painter’s masking tape
- Resene testpot brushes
- Resene testpots in your selection of colors – we used (for the desk) Resene Waterborne Woodsman Riverstone timber stain, Resene Waterborne Woodsman Pure timber stain, Resene Triple Friar Gray, Resene Double Friar Gray, Resene Friar Gray, Resene Half Friar Gray and Resene Eighth Friar Gray
- Resene Aquaclear Satin waterborne urethane (non-obligatory)
Prime tip: Use a full spectrum of Resene testpots to get a rainbow look.
Observe: in case you are solely ever planning to make use of your desk inside, you need to use Resene Colorwood instead of Resene Waterborne Woodsman.
Step 1: Measure and mark out squares in your sheet of plywood within the following dimensions:
- 2 x 400mm2
- 2 x 370mm2
- 2 x 340mm2
- 2 x 310mm2
- 2 x 280mm2
- 2 x 250mm2
- 2 x 220mm2
- 2 x 190mm2
- 2 x 160mm2
- 2 x 130mm2
- 19 x 100mm2
Step 2: Utilizing a round or desk noticed, reduce out your items. Put on slicing gloves to guard your fingers
Step 3: Utilizing a pencil, measure and mark the centre on the highest of every plywood sq.. Drill a 16mm diameter gap into the center of all however one of many largest items.
Step 4: Sand down the perimeters of every piece of plywood and across the drilled holes utilizing 180-grit sandpaper. Then, use the wooden filler to fill any gaps and assist create a superbly stage floor alongside the surface edges of your squares. Go away to set, then sand the perimeters clean. Wipe all surfaces down with a clear, dry material.
Step 5: Stain either side of the 2 130mm2 items in Resene Waterborne Woodsman Pure timber stain. Go away the perimeters naked to color later.
Step 6: Working from smallest to largest together with your 160mm2 to 400mm2 sized squares, apply Resene Waterborne Woodsman Riverstone timber stain to the tops and bottoms, beginning with a single skinny gentle layer and wipe away the surplus stain with a clear, dry rag.
Proceed to use extra stain because the items get bigger. This may create an ombre impact, with the darkest and largest layers used for the highest and backside of the desk and the color lightening because the items get smaller. Wipe off any extra stain on the layer that will probably be on the high. Go away to dry.
Step 7: Utilizing top quality painter’s masking tape, masks off the tops and bottoms of your stained squares alongside the perimeters in order that the perimeters are left open.
Step 8: Utilizing the remainder of your Resene testpot colors, paint the perimeters of the items with a testpot brush, beginning with the lighter shades within the center, and going darker as you attain the highest and backside items. Repeat the identical color sample in your 19 x 100mm2 ‘spacers’.
Step 9: Thread the dowel by the centre gap of your squares to create the stacked desk, utilizing wooden glue to stick the items collectively as you go. Use one sq. of every dimension and work up from largest to smallest, then work from smallest to largest with the remaining squares. Be certain to connect a spacer between each bit.
Step 10: Once you attain the highest of the desk, glue the ultimate piece (the most important, darkest sq.) on to the highest of the desk. Go away your challenge to treatment in a single day.
Step 11: You’ll be able to go away your desk as is, seal both simply the highest or the whole desk with Resene Aquaclear waterborne urethane in a satin end to guard it and add a low-level shine.
Prime tip: Solely apply a transparent end if in case you have wiped off all the surplus stain, in any other case it will not stick correctly.
challenge: Leigh Stockton styling: Kate Alexander photographs: Bryce Carleton, Ben Whorwood
This text first appeared in Habitat which is produced by Resene.