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 974 views 2 times 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)
Z-clip material (,41306,41308)
Shelf braces (,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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#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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#2 posted 05-19-2017 04:04 PM

Nice job

Unique design

Usable too

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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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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#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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