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Solstice Wall – Cutting the Rays

December 27, 2023

By: Lee LeFever

I write books and run a company called Common Craft. I recently moved from Seattle to a rural island. Here, I write about online business, book publishing, modern home construction, and occasionally, dumb jokes.

This article was published as an issue of my newsletter Ready for Rain

To start building the Solstice Wall, we needed to cut a 4X8 sheet of Baltic birch plywood into 1″ strips that we’ll eventually mount onto the wall. Thankfully, a friend offered his large table saw for cutting the plywood. Thanks, Tony!

Once we had everything aligned, we could start. It was a two-man job and it went pretty quickly.

It was so exciting to see the rays come to life and be ready for sanding and staining.

While we planned the installation the rays were kept safe in our garage.

Here’s a brief video about this process:

I’m sharing this process on social media. Follow along!

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