I got home and pulled out a pencil and tape measure. I knew that I wanted the growth chart to hang six inches from the floor so I started my markings six inches up. I made the foot markings an inch and a half long, the next longest line an inch long, and the shortest lines half an inch long. I hope that makes sense. Then when I was done I traced over the lines with a ruler and sharpie. Next, since I already had some stencils on hand (that I think I originally purchased from Staples) I just taped those to the wood and colored the numbers in with my sharpie. Once I was all done with the markings, I took my growth chart out to the garage for staining. I used two coats of Minwax’s Early American.
I chose not to poly-coat this project because I figured we would be making markings directly onto the wood as he grows. And in eighteen years if I want to poly-coat it then I can.
Well, there you have it. Super easy wooden growth chart for about $6.