3D Tree Bookcase

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Project by brianarice posted 09-20-2017 09:31 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To make the best use of the room in my new born son’s room and to add to extra fun to it, I made a 3D Tree Bookcase to go off the corner of his closet. The base of the tree is a little over a foot wide and the branches stretch out as far as 8 feet at the top. It was made from four sheets of 3/4” plywood and assembled with pie shape shelves of various sizes. I then added over 50 hand cut and painted leaves. A few holes placed in the trunk and shelves allow us to run power cords through it too.

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 01:30 AM

I like it. It looks like the “Weirwood tree” from the “Game of Thrones”

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 02:25 PM

this is a super creative project… I like it a lot.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 09-21-2017 04:22 PM

This is a beautiful piece and a wonderful design. 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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#4 posted 09-21-2017 04:36 PM

Very cool and congratulations! Now his stuffed critters will have a place to hang out. Did you use a template or jig for the leaves or did you just freehand them?

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#5 posted 09-21-2017 06:58 PM

I cut a single leaf and used that as a template for the rest. They were still free-handed a bit because I was cutting them out of the scrap pieces left behind from cutting out the tree branches. All of the leaves are the same shape, I just drilled pockets screw holes at different locations on the back side of each so I could mount them in different positions.

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#6 posted 09-21-2017 10:53 PM

Very clever. Congratulations on the newborn … I’m sure he will be climbing this tree before too long! LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 09-22-2017 05:51 PM

One of the best bookcases I’ve seen! Looks pretty alive too. Beautiful colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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