Back in 2011 when Cat and I did our first trip to Hatyai, I remember walking into Nok’s wood-craft shop near the Asean Trade market to be mesmerised by this beautiful 3-panel wooden Buddha wall art.
It was totally an unexpected thing that I had purchased the Buddha wall art panels without much thought as I had never before admired any art piece that involved the feature of Buddha – what more to say thinking about purchasing one.
But the wall art panels and plaques on display at the shop, mostly featuring the face of Buddha, gave me the goosebumps. They simply looked stunning in a tranquil way.
After buying it and bringing it home – together with another art piece made of teak wood, I had left it in the store room for more than a year until I decided today that it was time to learn how to install it on my own.
Like I have mentioned, the wooden Buddha wall art piece consists of three separate panels (see pictures below), which means having to put three nails in the wall before you could hang up all three panels.
As each of the panels comes with a hook, it makes installing a lot more convenient.
However, having had a history of destroying the wall (and hurting my fingernail) while hammering a nail before, naturally I didn’t want it to repeat itself and was thinking of a good method that wouldn’t cause damage to the wall.
After giving it much thought, I figured out that this is a fairly easier method to put together the three-panel Buddha wall art – which is to install the three panels on a wood piece before hanging the whole thing on the wall in one ago with just a single hook.
This way, I needed to only hammer one nail into the wall.
How did I go about it?
First I found myself a wood piece of moderate hardness to be sewn into a shorter piece where its length was a centimetre shorter than the width of all three art panels combined. This is so that it wouldn’t appear to be visible behind the panels.
After that, on the edge of the wood piece, I put marks on where the respective panels were to be hooked to.
For wood finishing, I used a sandpaper. My reason for using a sandpaper for metal, as you probably have noticed in the picture below, was two-fold: 1) I didn’t have a sandpaper for wood; 2) the wood was rather rough so a metal sandpaper would save me a lot of time.
After sanding the wood piece, the next step is to put three screws on the marked areas and then hook the panels to the screws accordingly.
After that, look for the balance point of the art piece where you will put a final hook for hanging the whole of it on the wall, in one ago.
While hammering the nail into the wall, I did crack the wall surface a little as you may have noticed in the picture above, so I used some cellulose filler to fill the cracked area.
And below, ladies and gentlemen, is the outcome:
The wooden Buddha wall art panels are now elegantly hung on the wall right beside the main door to my apartment unit.