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Framed Weave
Basic Description Here is a plan for a unique wall hanging made out of one piece of wood and one length of string. We are all surrounded by fabrics, but the thread used in most cloth is pulled so tight that you might not even realize that it is woven. This project pays homage to the ancient craft of weaving through a pleasant and thought provoking display. The frame is relatively straightforward, but the weaving will take some patience.
Materials Wood for frame, jute string, wood glue, finishing oil. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Table saw, drill press, various clamps, sandpaper. optional: router with roundover bit. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $10
Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
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Similar Projects If you enjoy this project you may also be interested in our free plan for a wall mirror.

the project plan begins here

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The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared and set-up before commencing because you become free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 - Wood for frame. We cut four identical pieces out of one walnut board. You can use any size you like; the finished dimension of each of the four pieces in our case was: 7/8" x 1 3/4" x 21" (22 x 44 x 432mm).
#2 - Jute string. You will need one length long enough for the entire weave. Our frame required 105 feet (32m).
#3 - Wood glue; we used polyurethane glue
#4 - Finishing oil

Tool List

table saw with miter gauge or crosscut sled
measuring tape
drill press and drill bit slightly larger than diameter of string.
scrap wood for drilling jig
small brad for drilling jig
if you are starting with rough lumber, you will need a jointer and surface planer
optional: router with roundover bit

We recommend that you read through the entire plan and especially the design considerations section before acquiring/assembling all of the requisite tools and materials. There are several options with this project, and it is most prudent to be fully informed of them before making design decisions.

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