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Tree Shelf (A Simple D.I.Y. Project) -- After Photo (Testing) Added

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Project by ChuckM posted 05-18-2017 10:26 PM 649 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the very few D.I.Y. type of projects I have ever done: A tree shelf my daughter designed for her place. After months of procrastination, I finally built the piece in two days—a couple of weeks before a recent trip. The installation was completed today after I came back (in the meantime, the shelf was kept in the shop for the finish to cure).

Connectors used: Brads and screws (the latter to attach the shelf pieces to the board)
Supplies:
Z-clip material (http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=41869&cat=3,41306,41308)
Shelf braces (http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=50312&cat=3,41306,41312)

I spotted a couple brads shot through the wood and fixed it using a cutting wheel and some filler compound.

Not counting labor, the tree shelf cost about $50.

The next project for her place will also be a shelving construction, but of a furniture-grade.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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Betsy

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 02:09 AM

A novel idea. I’m sure her knick knacks will look great displayed on the unique shelf.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 04:04 PM

Nice job

Unique design

Usable too

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 06:57 PM

This is a very creative piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#4 posted 05-20-2017 11:13 AM

WOW! Looks very cool and ’’happy’’. Quite challenging and fun project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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