1"x10" - 4 @ 60"
1"x2" - 2 @ 50"
1.25" pocket screws (12)
1.25" finishing nails (8)
On my boards, I first prepped with one coat of water based wood conditioner and let it for 10 minutes. Then I took a foam roller and applied a thin coat of water based whitewash stain. I waited 1-2 minutes then used a clean rag to wipe in the direction of the grain, which smoothed out the stain and created a uniform color. I repeated the whitewash process a second time and let it all dry overnight.
We narrowed it down to the word "dream" or a little heart with "T+J" that was supposed to mimic the ones you sometimes see carved in trees. (Side note, how sad is it that I forgot how to write a cursive "m" in my practice word...I wrote "drean"... not my proudest moment, especially since Serial was the one to point it out)
After seeing how bad my hearts looked and how little artistic capability I really had, we decided to just go with the word...spelled correctly :-)
Important: the 1"x2" pieces won't hold the weight of the 1"x10" boards on their own. This plan assumes your bed will help hold this in place.
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