I wanted some really large wood spheres as a decorative accent. I found some iron ones that were almost $200 each so I thought I’d try my hand at wood bending. It turned out to be quite easy and I got two large, 24″ wood spheres out of one $6 pine 1×3.
DIY Decorative Wood Spheres
To make my own strips, I used a table saw, thin rip jig from Rockler and cut a bunch of thin strips of pine from a 1×3.
Wet the strips
I tossed the pile of strips on the driveway and sprayed them water; just enough to wet them throughly.
Shape to dry
Next I wrapped the strips around a circular object that was the right size…I had to search for just the right item. Luckily I had a serving tray that was just right. I clamped the ends to hold the strips in place while they dried.
Once dry, I glued and clamped the wood strips into a circle and let the glue dry.
Then I glued the circles together creating a sphere.
I painted my spheres with a brush…spray paint would probably be easier but I didn’t have any and I did have paint in a can…so that’s what I used!