Make Your Own Timber Height Chart

Create Your Own Heirloom Timber Height Chart: A Step-by-Step Guide

We have a fun and easy project for you to dive into! There's nothing quite like a stunning heirloom timber height chart to track your family's growth—from mum and dad to your children and grandchildren. It's a keepsake you'll cherish forever! With our easy-to-follow guide, you'll create a beautiful height chart to enjoy for years to come. You might even want to sell these in your own store! Here’s what you need to get started:

Step 1: Select Your Desired Timber

First, choose the perfect piece of timber for your height chart. We selected a 140mm wide x 1.8m DAR Pine from Bunnings, which cost us ~$17. This size is ideal for a height chart that will track growth from 40cm to 200cm.

Step 2: Seal Your Timber

Since your timber is raw, you'll need to seal it to ensure durability and longevity. We used Cabot's Polyurethane Sealer, which allowed us to maintain the blonde color of the timber while providing a durable finish. Apply the sealer evenly and allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Prepare Your Height Chart Kit

Next, get your Height Chart Kit from Laser Blanks ready. The kit includes a template to ensure your height chart markings are accurate and straight, along with numbers for the 10cm height markers. The markers start at 40cm and go up to 200cm, making this chart suitable for tracking growth from birth through adulthood.

  1. Use the template to mark your timber.
  2. Peel and stick the height chart markings, starting at the bottom.
  3. Move the template up to the last 10cm marking to ensure your measurements remain accurate.
  4. Continue this process until you have marked the entire length of your timber.


Step 4: Apply the Acrylic Numbers

Finally, apply the acrylic numbers at each 10cm mark. This adds a professional and polished look to your height chart, ensuring it's easy to read and aesthetically pleasing.

And there you have it! You've just completed a timeless height chart that will last for generations. This beautiful project not only serves a practical purpose but also creates a cherished family heirloom. Enjoy tracking your family's growth and creating lasting memories with this stunning timber height chart!