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Wooden Accent Wall with Walnut Plywood...

Howdy,

I am new to the site, not new to working with wood...

I am looking to do a mobile wooden accent wall made from walnut plywood from Home Depot.

I like the walnut alot... I am going to strip the boards down into certain lengths into a rough area of 8' x 8' on a bedroom wall...

What I was looking to find out, is I want a fine smooth natural walnut from the plywood (I am choosing plywood is because it needs to be inexpensive)

Should I just get a fine sandpaper and sand down the sides of the plywood to my liking? What sealant should I use? Or use tung oil on this?

I dont plan on hanging anything on the wood, just used as an accent wall...

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Howdy,

I am new to the site, not new to working with wood...

I am looking to do a mobile wooden accent wall made from walnut plywood from Home Depot.

I like the walnut alot... I am going to strip the boards down into certain lengths into a rough area of 8' x 8' on a bedroom wall...

What I was looking to find out, is I want a fine smooth natural walnut from the plywood (I am choosing plywood is because it needs to be inexpensive)

Should I just get a fine sandpaper and sand down the sides of the plywood to my liking? What sealant should I use? Or use tung oil on this?

I dont plan on hanging anything on the wood, just used as an accent wall...

Thanks
I am surprised that HD sells walnut plywood.

Just be aware that the walnut surface layer of the plywood is VERY thin. It is very easy to sand through this and the next layer will be some light coloured wood.

So if you sand, I recommend hand sanding and with e.g. 220 or 320 grit and to not press hard.

Another approach is to sand to perhaps only 150 grit, then seal with shellac, several coats, then buff the shellac to whatever smoothness you desire.
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I am surprised that HD sells walnut plywood.

Just be aware that the walnut surface layer of the plywood is VERY thin. It is very easy to sand through this and the next layer will be some light coloured wood.

So if you sand, I recommend hand sanding and with e.g. 220 or 320 grit and to not press hard.

Another approach is to sand to perhaps only 150 grit, then seal with shellac, several coats, then buff the shellac to whatever smoothness you desire.
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I havent seen it in stores myself, but their website has it listed...
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Well, I am not going to go with the walnut plywood route... I am getting 2x4x6s of black walnut cut into, realistically, 1.5"x.5"x6' strips, adhere them to a piece of maple or walnut and hang it on the wall... Ill post pictures of the work...

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