There is nothing more stylish and more inviting to the eye than a carefully handcrafted wooden backsplash. With a great deal of planning, however, you can create this design for a very affordable price. And when the project is completed, it will be the best-designed splash you have ever seen in your entire home.
A wooden backsplash is probably one of the most popular designs that homeowners are choosing today to enhance their homes. The popularity of these custom designed, beautiful wall coverings is due in large part to the fact that they are often custom-made with the same materials and designs used by professional painters. But with a little creativity and some basic tools, you too can create a unique and beautiful splash. With the right tools, some basic measurements and a little bit of your own effort, you can transform a plain old backsplash into something that your guests will love to see.
The first step in creating a wonderful looking wooden splash is to choose your tools and supplies and to carefully choose your wood glue. Before starting on a backsplash project, it is important that you thoroughly inspect any wood surfaces you plan to work on. This includes the floor, ceilings, doors, windows, walls and even your walls and ceilings if they are unfinished. By inspecting each surface before beginning your project, you will be able to ensure that there are no sharp edges or pits on the wood, and that there are no gaps or holes in the wood which will allow water to get through into the space below the splash. If you do find holes or gaps, you will need to make the necessary repairs before finishing your project.
When choosing the wood glue for your wooden splash, you need to consider what type of finish you prefer. While the most popular choices are those that are clear and glossy, you can also choose to use colors and finishes such as dark maple, red oak, walnut and cherry. And if you are working on a budget, you may want to consider using a product called latex paint instead of using a true sealer for your finished splash. This way, you will still be able to enjoy the look of a perfectly finished splash, but at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
Once you have selected your wood glue, it is time to begin creating your masterpiece. First, remove any trim or molding that is already on the wood surfaces you will be working on. Then take out your measuring tape and measure the area of the splash you want to cover. build in your backsplash.
Next, you will want to cut your piece of wood to size. You can either use a knife or a pair of scissors. Use your knife or scissor to cut around the edge of the splash until the size and shape are perfect and smooth.
The last step is to then place the small piece of wood over the end of the stick that is already attached to the wall. Press down firmly, making sure that the glue is completely covering the wood on both sides of the stick. This will create a perfect seal and prevent the area from cracking. After that, allow to dry and then use another layer of adhesive to secure the two pieces together.
The last step is to attach the other end of the stick to the wood using double-sided tape to make an invisible groove around the entire splash. Using sandpaper or a nail, you can sand the area around the edge of the splash to make it perfectly smooth and straight.