DIY Wooden Star Tutorial

Christmas Decoration , Home Decoration , wood Nov 26, 2016 No Comments

So my super talented friend Jaime from That’s My Letter ran into a little problem the other day. She was trying to build this wooden star she had seen on Pottery Barn from a 1×2 and couldn’t figure out what angles to cut the wood at to get the perfect star. I was honored that she turned to me for help and, with a little CAD, was able to quickly determine the angles that she needed. Be sure to check out her step-by-step post detailing exactly how she built her stars.

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Rogue Engineer

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Tools Required


  • Brad Nailer
  • Miter Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Protractor
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection

Materials


  • Qty 1     1 x 2 x 72″
  • 1-1/4″ Brad Nails

Cut List


DIY Star - Free Plans - Cutlist


Dimensions


DIY Star - Free Plans - Dimensions


             Free DIY Wooden Star Plans

Step 1: Making the cuts

So you’re probably wondering how you’re going to make a 54 degree cut when your miter saw only goes to 50 degrees. Well lucky for you, Jaime shows us how to make a wedge jig here.

DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Wedge Jig


DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Step 2

Step 2: Assembling the points


DIY Star Decor | Free Plans | Step 3

Step 3: Assembling the Star


As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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