1 x 4 DIY Wall Sconces – Scrap Wood Series
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Long story short – I’m sharing a new scrap wood project every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in May and this is Day 8!
We made it.
What better way to kick the weekend off than with a fun afternoon/evening DIY
These 1 x 4 DIY wall sconces only take about 30 minutes to make! All you need is a little bit of scrap 1 x 4, wire, and a small bulb vase.
Cut two (or however many you’re making) 1 x 4s at 6″. This was a completely arbitrary number, so feel free to make them as big or small as you’d like.
Align your bulb vase in the center of the board. Dry-fit a small piece of wire around the vase and mark where it fits best on the board.
Drill 1/8″ holes at the wire locations.
**Tip: Clamp an extra board to the bottom of the 1 x 4 before you drill the holes. This will prevent any tear-out on the back of the board when the drill goes through.
Sand and finish as desired. I used Minwax Special Walnut and sealed it with Matte Acrylic Spray.
Insert wire into each hole and tie at the back.
Optional: I added a dollop of hot glue over the wire on the back to prevent it from scratching the wall. I also added a dollop of hot glue on the front of the sconce where the bulb hangs to help hold it in place.
Wiggle the bulb vase into place and add a flower!
I used sawtooth hangers to attach the sconce to the wall, but they tilt the sconce outward a little. I think command strips would work a little better, but it’s up to you!
I hope you enjoy your new wall sconces!
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.