Industrial Hardware Shelves "Stop Motion" Build

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Project by Zach Hendrickson posted 03-12-2017 04:30 PM 1771 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lumberjocks!

The first woodworking project I ever took on was building a set of my own industrial hardware shelves for my apartment. A website called Restoration Hardware sold very similar shelves for $300. That’s right. $300!

I did my homework and realized I could build a very similar set for around $100.

They came out great! I was stoked – and forever hooked on woodworking/DIY. My girlfriend’s family really liked them as well, so I went ahead and build them a set last Christmas – my second undertaking of the project, so I knew all of the steps

This was a VERY simple build. But I wanted to challenge myself to document in in a cool way. Thus, I spent a lot of time figuring out the best way to do stop motion – the photography, the movements, the lighting, the sound design, and LOVE how it all came together. Yes – there is much progress to be made, but I loved how much I learned in the process beyond woodworking/building in this, as it has made me a better filmmaker as well.

Here is the vid – hope you enjoy the stop motion parts!

Note that, besides the two pictures, final shelves in the video and the photos of the shelves hung u, are all the ones I build. I don’t have any of them hung in my family’s house, but I will get some soon.


-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored,

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 05:03 PM

One of my favourite styles, great work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Zach Hendrickson

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 05:07 PM

Thanks @majuvla – I love the style of these too!

-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored,

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#3 posted 03-13-2017 12:02 AM

Pine, plumbing parts, and flat black paint can make very nice things.

Good work.

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 12:10 AM

nice job Zach the rustic style is very big right now,but its always been one my favorite looks.another great vid also.have you ever checked out the wood whisperer,you might gets some good ideas from his projects and videos.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Zach Hendrickson

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 12:44 AM

Thanks @ralback – a lot of people don’t realize it but there are so many great ways to repurpose everyday objects

-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored,

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Zach Hendrickson

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#6 posted 03-13-2017 12:44 AM

Thanks @pottz – I think I’ve checked him out before but I’ll take a look later on today – cheers

-- Zach aka The Cutting Bored,

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#7 posted 03-13-2017 10:11 AM

The video was a lot of fun to watch. Glad it wasn’t too long or too short. Stop motion certainly made it entertaining.

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 12:42 PM

You can do some creative designs with this technique. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 03:01 PM

nice shelves

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