DIY Farmhouse Torched Window Décor

 

This farmhouse torched window décor can be used in your home throughout the year. Place a wreath on top or place family photos behind it. Use it horizontally or vertically; or hang it on a wall or place it on top of a table or mantel!

Steps

How to Build a Wood Frame from Scratch

Keep in mind that you can use any type of unfinished wood you would like and make it any size you wish. There are basically three steps.

  1. Measure all your pieces including the outer frame and inner panel pieces and cut them to size.
  2. Mark your measurements in the wood any lay out the pieces. Glue them together with wood glue.
  3. Nail it all together. If you are using a nail gun, it’s easiest to nail when the frame is on a worktable or nail downward if the glue on your frame is dry and it is sturdy enough to hold upright.

How to Patina Unfinished Wood

The Bernzomatic TS8000 is ideal for this project because it works fast and efficiently. It’s a high intensity torch with a convenient trigger start. You can also adjust the flame as needed by simply turning a knob. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area or outside.

  1. Protect your hands with gloves. Turn on the torch and turn up the flame. Push the trigger button.
  2. Gently wave the flame in a smooth and even motion and burn the wood. Be sure to get each side, front, and back.
  3. Once you patina the entire frame, use sandpaper to achieve the desired final look. Start with 120 grit and then move to a courser grit.
  4. If desired, place a topcoat of acrylic glaze or polyurethane or leave as is. You can stop here, or if desired, add an acrylic sheet for a finished look!

Finishing Your Window with Acrylic

  1. Place the acrylic sheet on the back of the wood window frame and use a marker to mark the holes.
  2. Protect your work surface with a scrap piece of wood so you can drill the screw holes.
  3. Start with a smaller drill bit and work your way up to the desired thickness of your screw.
  4. Go slowly when screwing in the screw and be careful not to screw it in too far.

What You'll Need


TS8000
TS8000

Max Heat Torch for Faster Work Times

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MG9
MG9

14.1 oz. MAP-Pro™ Hand Torch Cylinder

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Materials

  • 2 - .75” X 1.5” X 34” Pieces of Poplar Wood
  • 1 – 31” .05” Square Dowel
  • 6 – 9” .05” Square Dowels
  • Wood Glue
  • Nail Brads
  • .093” X 20” X 32” Acrylic Sheet
  • .50” Screws

Tools

  • Nail Gun
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit
  • Sandpaper
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