How to Make Modern Wood Wall Art with Plywood

Create awe-inspiring, architectural wood wall art using plywood and paint.

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Add Dimension

Once wood pieces are cut to size and sanded, play with the dimension by placing some on their sides (Image 1) and stacking some on top of the others (Image 2).

Paint Strips

Determine random color placement by marking each strip with paint in its intended color (Image 1). Lay craft paper or drop cloth on a flat, level surface. Group strips together in like colors, then add two coats of paint with mini roller and/or paintbrush (Images 2 and 3).

Paint Background Color and Glue Strips in Place

Use mini roller to paint 1x2" frame as well as the plywood, ensuring the pencil marks still show through. Next, use numbers along bottom of each painted strip to position properly. Add glue directly to the plywood (Image 1), then place each strip individually until pattern is complete (Image 2). Allow glue to dry for 24 hours, then attach picture hooks to the back of the plywood sheet using drill and screws. Unfurl spool of 75 lb picture wire to proper length; cut using wire cutters and securely add wire to hooks.

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