Wood Home Décor


Whether you are a novice woodworker or just nostalgic for an easy build, this wooden goose makes for great home décor or a gift for a loved one.


  1. Trace and cut the pieces of Poplar on the miter saw. For the two side (body) pieces, angle the miter saw at 53 degrees. For the base, angle the miter saw at 17 degrees.
  2. Attach the sides to the base using wood glue and finishing nails. Be sure to pre-drill your nail holes to prevent splintering.
  3. Then, make a template for the goose head using thin plywood and use the bandsaw to cut out the template. Trace the cut-out template on 1/2" Poplar plywood and cut out on the bandsaw.
  4. Use a hand plane and nail punch to shape the goose and to add a distressed finish.
  5. Attach the head of the goose to the body using wood glue and a screw with a pre-drilled hole. Then use a chisel to hollow out the attachment point and fill the chisel hole with a wooden dowel.
  6. Once assembled, lightly sand the goose. Then use the TS8000 to give the goose a patina wood finish.
  7. Torch the head, sides and interior of the goose for an overall dark and rich wood finish.
  8. Finally, after darkening the wood with the torch, apply a thin coat of orange shellac followed by a hand rubbed finish with Briwax and then Wool Lube paste.

What You'll Need


DuraCast™ 8000 Torch

Product Info


14.1 oz. Propane Hand Torch Cylinder

Product Info


  • Miter Saw
  • Band Saw or Jig Saw
  • Hand Plane
  • Battery Powered Drill
  • Finishing Nails
  • Hammer
  • Nail Punch
  • Wood Glue
  • Chisel
  • Sand Paper
  • Shellac
  • Briwax
  • Wool Lube Paste