Video Francois Oberholster
You will need
- chipboard (1 200 x 600mm)
- Alcolin Fast Set Wood Glue
- 10 pine cover strips (8 x 44 x 2 400mm) cut into 200mm pieces
- nail gun
- Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR
- Woodoc Colours in Inky Blue, Clifton Grey and Oak
- square set
- steel ruler
1. Decant about 150ml of Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR into three containers. Mix with the three different Woodoc Colours.
2. Paint a third of the cover strips in each of the colours. Apply two coats.
3. Use the square set to draw a 45° grid on your chipboard. You don’t need to draw it over the entire board; this is just to get you started. Also draw a line across the width of the board to set a point where the herringbone pieces will meet.
4. Once you have a grid to work with, start packing your cover strips out in a herringbone pattern. Arrange the colours randomly.
5. When you’re happy with the look of your herringbone pattern, glue and nail each piece into position; start from one corner and work your way across the board.
6. Turn the board over and cut all the pieces that overhang the chipboard away with the jigsaw.