This step by step diy woodworking project is about wooden snowman crafts. If you want to learn more about building a wooden snowman, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. If you want to entertain your kids and build something amazing together for Christmas, we recommend you to read the instructions and to look closely to the diagrams.
Work with attention and adjust the size and the design of the wooden snowman to suit your needs. Invest in weather-resistant lumber, as the snowman will be exposed to bad weather. Take accurate measurements and align the components at both ends before inserting the screws. Don’t forget to add the finishing touches to the project, as they will make it beautiful and interesting.
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Wooden Snowman Crafts
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- A – 4 pieces of 1×16 lumber – 18″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long BASE
- B – 4 pieces of 1×12 lumber – 18″ long, 1 piece – 13″ long BODY
- C – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12″ long HEAD
- D – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10″ long, 1 piece – 5″ long, 1 piece of 1×10 lumber – 11″ long HAT
- E – 1/4″ plywood – 4 sq ft DETAILS
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Wooden Snowman Plans
The first step of the backyard project is to build the base of the snowman. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to cut the 1×16 slats at the right size and to lock them together with galvanized screws.
After cutting the components at the right size, we recommend you to align them properly, making sure the edges are flush. Add waterproof glue to the edges and make sure the corners are square.
The next step of the project is to make the base of the wooden snowman. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the components out of 1×12 lumber. Use the same techniques described above to assemble the body.
In addition, you could also build the head of the wooden snowman as described in the diagram. Cut the components at the dimensions described in the diagram and lock them together tightly. Drill pilot holes along the edges and insert 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
Building the had of the wooden snowman is a little bit more complicated, as you need to secure the box made out of 1×4 slats to a large base. Center the box to the 1×10 piece of lumber and secure it into place with galvanized screws.
Lock all the boxes together, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at the bottom of the slats and secure them on top of the previous box. It is essential to align the components with attention and to center them properly.
If you really want to make your snowman stand out, we recommend you to take care of the finishing details. Cut the eyes, nose and mouth out of 1/4″ plywood and secure them into place with glue and finishing nails.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the bar from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the snowman in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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