DIY Mid Century Modern Sculpture
August 26, 2014
If you are a fan of Mid Century Modern, then this DIY is for you! You can make your very own classic midcentury piece for your home. No thrifting or antiqueing required! I love how this piece turned out and the vibe this adorable hand-made gem adds to the space! Happy DIYing! XO Lidy
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1/8" Brass Stock
Thin hardwood stock (any of your choosing)
Burl or any other base (could be flat)
Scroll Saw
Belt Sander
Fine Sand Paper
Natural Minwax


step-1Choose what you would like to display on your sculpture. We opted for a pair of fish, but you can do whatever you want! Sketch out your shape and use the scroll saw to cut your shape out.


Use the belt sander to define the shape and smooth out the edges. Use the fine sandpaper for finishing until your shape is smooth to touch.


Drill an 1/8" hole on the bottom of your fish and the top of your base. This is where the brass stock will be placed. If the stock is too long, simply cut to the length you prefer using a hack saw.

step-4Brush on the minwax wiping stain to seal each piece of wood. Let it set in a few minutes then wipe and polish each piece with a clean cloth, removing all excess stain.

step-5Assemble your sculpture by placing the brass stock in your shape and base. Arrange as you would like and enjoy!

*If power tools make you a bit nervous, don't be afraid to ask for assistance!