These scrap wood lanterns are a nice way to class up your outdoor decor. The first wood lantern I made was with 2×4’s left over from wooden pallets. I loved them so I thought, why not make one that has a cleaner look from new wood scraps I have around from other building projects. I am sure these will end up working their way into my inside decor as well.
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Supplies for this Outdoor Decor Lantern:
Cut List for Outdoor Decor Lantern:
- (A) Two 1″ x 8″ boards cut 8″
- (B) Four 2″ x 2″ boards cut 12″
- (C & D) Eight 1″ x 2″ boards cut 5″
- (E) Four 2″ x 2″ boards cut 1″
- Four 1″ x 2″ boards cut 3″
Step 2) Before flipping the board over, use a bead of wood glue and air nailer, attach the four 1″ pieces to the bottom side for the feet.
Step 3) Begin adding the 5″ side pieces to the top and bottom of the lantern between the 12″ posts.
Make sure to put glue between two pieces of wood. Attach with the air nailer or 2″ wood screws.
Step 4) Attach the top 1″ x 8″ x 8″ board to the top and attach with a bead of wood glue and the air nailer.
Step 5) Using wood glue and the air nailer, attach the four 3″ pieces to the top.
If you don’t believe how addicted I am with these outdoor lanterns just know that I am now working on a double lantern. Seriously, these are going to be a main focal point for my outside decor at the Lake House! I hope this inspires you to let your imagination run wild. Let your scrap wood pile speak to you…
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