Pottery Barn Star Imitation DIY. In this video i wanted to try out my GoPro so I strapped it on and show you the rest of my imitation Pottery Barn Star. You can make them any size that you want. All it takes is a 1xXx6 and you can do this on the cheap (like less than $4 cheap). You need a miter saw that will cut a 54 degree angle, if not, you will need to make a jig to be able to make that cut. You make 10 cuts basically and then nail together, stain and polyurethane. This video shows the star after a light stain and then I poly, sand, poly. I use the small cheap foam brushes for the water-based poly and lightly sand with 220-grit sandpaper in between coats. Again, a very light sand. Just enough to knock off any rough areas on the wood. After the light sand, wipe it down with either a tack rag or damp cloth to remove any fine dust particles before applying the final coat of polyurethane. I used a satin sheen of poly on this, but you can use semi-gloss or gloss if you prefer. I used the Minwax stain and Minwax oil-modified polyurethane. I also applied a Minwax Pre-Stain conditioner prior to staining. This just helps the wood accept the stain better. Especially if its very porous or soft.
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