Thursday, February 26, 2015

Karate Board Breaking Display - How To

Today I'm going to show you how I decided to display the boards my son broke at his Karate class. This has been on my to-do list for well over a year.

So when I was brainstorming homemade Christmas gift ideas for my kids to do for each other, I thought of this. My daughter did all the work. She's 12 and thought it was pretty cool to use the power saw and nail gun. {with supervision, of course}

How to Make Karate Board Breaking Display

The first time he broke this one, it was right at the end. So they decided to have him break the same board again. It makes for a much cooler display than just having two pieces.

This was pretty easy to put together. I'll walk you through it.

How to Make a Karate Board Breaking Display

1- Cut three pieces of 1 X 4 to 18 inches long. {adjust to fit the size of your broken boards}

2- Sand the wood.

3- Stain the wood. {I used Early American by Minwax} Let dry thoroughly.

4- Spray with a clear coat of lacquer.

5- To connect all the boards together we nailed some paint sticks on the back. Just check the length of your nails so they don't go all the way through to the front.

6- Attach a D-ring hanger to the back.

7- Attach the broken boards to the front using wood glue. Then set something heavy on top until it's dry.

How to Make Karate Board Breaking Display

 Here it is in his room with his DIY Karate Belt Holder. 

How to Make Karate Board Breaking Display

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