Get four unique DIY wood riser ideas with full step-by-step tutorials for each. These are great for anyone who loves farmhouse style!
Today I’m going to share four DIY Wood Riser ideas that you can use as inspiration for your own farmhouse decor! These are all fairly easy to recreate and feature different paint finishes using the same two products. Yep! I came up with four painting techniques using just one stain color and one paint color. Let me show you how I created all of these looks.
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These are the products I used to create my DIY Wood Risers:
NOTE: You’ll need to start by choosing a base and the feet for your tray. I used four different shapes and sizes in my examples below. You can find lots of great surface choices from my preferred woodworking shop HERE. If you’d like a round base that is not listed in their shop, contact them to place your order. I’ve also linked as many of the surfaces and feet choices that I can below.
- Tobacco Road Dixie Belle VooDoo Gel
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Gorilla Super Glue or E600 Glue – Choose the glue that best fits your needs based on the size of riser you make.
- 1 inch Raw Wood Spacer Beads
- 3 inch Unfinished Wood Candlesticks
- 2.5 inch Unfinished Wood Candlesticks
- Small Decorative Wood Cutting Board
Wood Riser Idea & Paint Technique #1:
This wood riser started with a Small Raw Wood Cutting Board that measures 11″ x 5″ x 3/4. You can purchase the blank Wood Cutting Board I used HERE.
As you can see, I used Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel Stain to create a base layer by simply rubbing the stain into the wood surface.
REMEMBER: When dry brushing or wiping on stain be very careful to make straight passes with the wood grain. Don’t make curved or arched passes because your end result will not look natural.
Once the base layer was dry, I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Fluff to heavily dry brush the entire board.
For the feet, I used four, 3 inch Unfinished Wood Candlesticks as shown below.
I used the same painting technique on both the riser base and the feet.
Finally, attach the feet using a glue that best fits your needs.
Wood Riser Idea & Paint Technique #2:
This large square riser measures 12 x 11 x 2.
For this one, I first used Fluff to randomly dry brush the entire base.
Once that layer was dry, I used the VooDoo Gel to stain over the top of the Fluff.
Simply rub the stain over the paint layer with a clean rag.
I used the same layering technique on the feet, but you could also choose to simply stain them with the VooDoo Gel.
The round feet I used measure 1.75 inches and have a 3/16 inch hole.
Finish everything off by attaching the feet to the board using Gorilla Super Glue.
Wood Riser Idea & Paint Technique #3:
This next wood riser measures 11 inches and was first stained with the Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel.
Be sure to stain the sides too!
Once that dried, I lightly dry brushed the surface with Fluff.
The feet were stained with the VooDoo Gel and also lightly dry brushed with Fluff. These Unfinished Wood Candlesticks measure 2.5 inches tall.
Once everything is painted and has time to dry, attach the feet using the glue that best fits your needs.
Paint Technique #4:
My final wood riser measures 6 inches around. It was first stained with the Tobacco Road VooDoo Gel and then given a wash of watered down Fluff.
To get the final look, I brushed on the watered down Fluff and then blended it in with a dry rag.
This one has 1 inch Raw Wood Spacer Beads for feet that were also stained with the VooDoo Gel.
Here’s the finished look for all four risers!!
BONUS FINISHES!!! You could also simply stain or paint your risers with either the VooDoo Gel or Fluff Chalk Paint to get 2 more looks. That’s 6 finishes with only two products!
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