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Groovy CD tower

Get hip with this cool colourful wooden CD tower.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 05

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: 10 squares of cut pine each measuring 145mm x 145mm x 30mm, paintbrush, PVA Woodglue, Resene Aquaclear Gloss, Resene Waterborne Colorwood Testpots in the following colours: Resene Candlelight, Resene Capri, Resene Clairvoyant, Resene Clementine, Resene Greenstone, Resene Hibiscus and Resene Punch, sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Havelock Blue.

Other ideas: Get really funky and use one of the colours from the Resene Metallic & Special Effects range - remember to prime the wood first with Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the pine squares to smooth any rough edges.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Clairvoyant to two of the squares, and one coat of Resene Capri to one of the squares, following the direction of the grain. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Punch to two of the squares, and one coat of Resene Greenstone to one of the squares, following the direction of the grain. Allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Hibiscus to two of the squares, and one coat of Resene Clementine to one of the squares, following the direction of the grain. Allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Candlelight to the remaining square, following the direction of the grain. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Using the PVA, glue the two Resene Clairvoyant squares to the Resene Capri square, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Continue to build the tower, gluing the Resene Greenstone square in place, followed by the two Resene Punch squares.
Step 8
Step eight
Complete the tower by gluing the Resene Clementine square, followed by the two Resene Hibiscus squares and finally the Resene Candlelight square. Leave to dry for 48 hours and apply four coats of Resene Aquaclear Gloss, allowing two hours drying time between coats.

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