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Reclaimed Wood Planked Wall Art

Pauline of My Altered State is a girl after my own heart when it comes to hoarding every little wood scrap.

She just can’t throw any of them away, and I sure don’t blame her!

By themselves, the pieces may not look like much, but together… they can become a beautiful piece of artwork that rivals that of Pottery Barn.

Pauline offers a video tutorial detailing how she uses just Gorilla Glue to turn old wood pieces into DIY wall art like this rustic beauty below!

Pauline’s wall art is similar to the Layered Color Panel Square from Pottery Barn.

Layered Color Panel Square from Pottery Barn

While Pauline’s original post is no longer available, I’m including what she had shared below for reference. Have fun!


I love art.

I love it because art is something that is defined by the person who creates it, and redefined by the eyes that behold it.

When I started all this reclaimed wood / DIY/ I do stuff hullabaloo and started collecting and rescuing aged wood, I didn’t have the heart to throw out the leftover scrap pieces.

Before long, I was looking for a way to put them all together to be something bigger. This is when my love for Gorilla Glue was born.

I reached out to the Gorilla Glue Company after I had established my method of creating these pieces.

I was so excited about how perfect it worked for me, and I wanted to let them know it. The company sent me a box of glue soon after and the rest, is history.

Recently, I created this video about how I use Gorilla Glue for my art pieces.

Don’t be alarmed if it appears promotional, because actually, I am totally promoting it. I use it, I love it, and I will never use anything else. (Feels good to get that off my chest.)

Thanks for listening, and I hope you find my video useful.

Video Tutorial

Here are a few more examples…

reclaimed wood art 2

Hanging on the wall…

reclaimed wood art 3

And for the long-live-chevron friends out there …

(you know who you are)

chevron wood art

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Pauline Henderson

Monday 11th of May 2015

Wow! Thank you so much for the feature, and the kind words/compliment you have given me.

It's one thing to see beauty in the end result of this art, but it's quite another to know people understand and appreciate the care it took to achieve it.

Thank you.

Jordan Lerman

Monday 2nd of November 2015

Hi Pauline,

My name is Jordan Lerman and I am opening a restaurant in south florida this coming year, and we love the colorful layered panel you have on this page. My partner and I were wondering if you sell any of this work?


Monday 11th of May 2015

You are welcome, Pauline! Your work is beautiful, and I am thrilled to be able to feature it. Thanks for sharing it with KOD readers!

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