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Wall art using Dremel and Woodoc

Filling up a blank wall behind a sofa, or creating art for a feature wall, can be expensive if you have to buy. We show you how to use affordable plywood, a Dremel Multitool and Woodoc stain and wax to make your own wall art.


Wall art, even small pieces, can be expensive. Here on Home-Dzine we offer plenty of ideas and inspiration for creating your own wall art on a budget, and this option is no exception. All you need is some cut 12mm plywood, Woodoc gel stain and antique wax, and a Dremel MultiTool - all of which you will find at your local Builders Warehouse.


1. Have the 12mm plywood cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse. You can vary the size of the boards depending on the space available. The size shown here is 500mm x 1000mm.

2. Lightly sand the surface of the board with 240-grit sandpaper to remove any splinters before staining with Woodoc Gel Stain in your choice of colour of wood tint. Use a rag or sponge to apply and work with the direction of the wood grain for an even finish.

3. You will need a template for drawing the circles - any circular item will do. You can use tins, lids or other items you already have in the home. Draw around the template to layout your design. When using pencil you can always erase this and start again if you are not happy with the design. 

4. A FlexiShaft attachment makes the job easier, with less strain on the hand, but you can just as easily do this project using the tool on its own. I have a Dremel 8200, which I love to bits and use as often as I can. This cordless version of the Dremel 4000 offers plenty of power for all my projects.  

5. Get comfortable and use a gentle stroke to remove a thin layer of wood from the circle shapes. You can outline the shape beforehand if you wish. 

After finishing the entire design, apply a layer of Woodoc antique wax to give the finish surface a subtle sheen and protect your new work of art. 


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