3 days before Christmas, keep it simply and rustic…
- 1 – 1x6x8 Wood Barn Grey Shiplap Siding
- 1 – Yardstick
- Wood Glue
- Staple Gun
- 1″ Flat Head Nails
- 2 boxes, Metal Silver Bell Christmas Ornaments
Cut shiplap into three 2′ long pieces.
Place boards face down and run a bead of wood glue along tongue of board to connect. Wood glue is for additional bonding.
Secure with braces. I cut two 9″ pieces to place along the three boards to secure them together. Again, apply a bead of wood glue, place down on boards and use your staple gun to complete attaching the braces.
Step Four: (optional)
The boards were a wee-bit uneven, so while drying I placed a piece of scrap wood on top of the shiplap boards and used clamps to tighten it down and even out a bit more. Being this is a rustic piece, that is completely optional and at your discretion.
Lay out your ornaments to get an idea of how you’ll be placing them.
Measure accordingly to ensure that your ornaments will be centered and straight. We use a t-square to and a piece of wood to measure the top and bottom rows.
Steps Seven and Eight:
Attach nails — and ornaments!
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