Here is what I pinned,
It's not so much the phrase but the method I wanted to try out. Since this was my first attempt I didn't want to be too ambitious so I started small. There was some scrap wood left over from a shelf we built so I grabbed a 5"x 9" piece, sanded, and stained it.
My sanding job was embarrassing and lackluster. You can especially tell in the second photo where the scratches in the wood really shine through but once dry they're less obvious.
The next task was to decide what to put on it. I thought I would start with one word and the first thing that came to mind was "VOID" because the word would be spelled out of the void left by the string. Aaron said this was very 'meta' of me. I took that as a positive review so I decided how big it would be, sketched it out, marked crucial nail spots, and started hammering away. For the nails I used wire nails size 3/4 x 18 they are small skinny and still have heads so the string won't be able to slip off.
105 nails later here's what I had.
Just rip the paper off and voila! Can you see the VOID? It's okay if you can't, it will become clear in about 5 seconds.
Lots of ideas are flowing through my head now of ways to transform this project. Could I do silhouettes? Colors? Maybe string the letters themselves? So many possibilities!