Wooden Football

  • Advertise with us
Project by Steve posted 05-20-2015 06:55 PM 4551 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this wooden football out of a standard 8-foot 2×4. I edge-glued sections of the 2×4 together to make 7” wide boards, then I cut different size circles and glued them in a stack to make the blank. I crossed the joint lines at 90 degrees. I used short dowels to keep them all centered. I stained it with MinWax Early American and sprayed it with lacquer. The seams are just small pieces of wood that are glued on. I also had enough 2×4 leftover to make the display stand.

Click here if you would like to watch my video. (It’s full of terrible puns.)

Thanks for checking out my wood football. Go Falcons!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

10 comments so far

View Ivan's profile


16787 posts in 3946 days

#1 posted 05-20-2015 07:15 PM

Very authentic and realistic. Perfectly turned ball. Those knots looks awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View hotncold's profile


788 posts in 2623 days

#2 posted 05-20-2015 07:17 PM

The things you can do with a 2×4…amazing!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

View Ken90712's profile


17996 posts in 4267 days

#3 posted 05-20-2015 10:37 PM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View CFrye's profile


11246 posts in 2918 days

#4 posted 05-21-2015 11:03 AM

Great job, Steve! Your video had more puns than the football had air! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3945 days

#5 posted 05-21-2015 12:56 PM

I love that. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Jeff's profile


70 posts in 2517 days

#6 posted 05-21-2015 02:42 PM

Enjoyed the video, Steve!

-- "...building is far more gratifying that consuming" - Chris Schwarz

View ken_c's profile


338 posts in 4241 days

#7 posted 05-21-2015 04:18 PM

nice work but it does look a little under inflated :-)

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4673 days

#8 posted 05-21-2015 06:13 PM

Way kewl too funny Ken_c

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Scooter McClain's profile

Scooter McClain

175 posts in 3000 days

#9 posted 05-22-2015 05:43 AM

Well, it will not deflate too much, so that is a plus! That was a great video to watch, and a very nice piece all together! Great job as always, Steve!


-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14189 posts in 5061 days

#10 posted 10-22-2015 08:44 PM

You should get Tom Brady to sign it.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics