Bamboo Skewer Wall Art

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Project by delturcious posted 02-11-2012 09:14 PM 7793 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted something unique and relatively easy to go above my bed, and somehow this contraption took shape. It’s made out of about 250 individually placed bamboo skewers ($1.00 for 100 at Wally World) glued together with Titebond II. I started off by gluing sets of 3 together into triangles, and then slowly attaching each triangle to the chain. The key is in all the extra pieces, however. Almost every additional skewer touches 3 or 4 other skewers, so the conglomeration is fairly rigid. Yes, this is a ridiculously tedious process. After the “top” side was filled in enough for my liking, I flipped it over to add strength to the back. I was lazy and just spray painted it brown, but this way it matches the few things I have in my room fairly well.

It did take me a few days to put everything together, but most of the time was spent waiting for a layer to dry before adding more skewers. Finished, it’s roughly 7’ long.

-- Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 10:52 PM

Really creative. It looks very good.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 12:02 AM

That’s epic. They’d probably charge $200 for it at Ikea.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 03:37 PM

Very good use of material. Looks great where you have it too.

-- Mel,

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 02:05 AM

No way do I have that much patience

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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