|Project by BigYoYoDaddy||posted 08-31-2012 01:38 AM||2640 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Hey, guys. Just found this site thanks to a Facebook > Pinterest > Lumberjocks path, lol. After looking at a few of your projects, I wanted to post one that I did with my 11 year old son in January 2011. I had wanted a DVD shelf for my mancave area and had a few 6 foot pieces of 6” inch wide select stain grade pine sitting around. I had an idea in my head for a bit of an industrial feel/look, but with the wood still matching the bench that I eventually planned to build as well. I also wanted the project to be easy enough to complete with my son for some quality time together. I cut the boards into equal lengths, drilled a 3/8 hole in each end and sanded them smooth for stain. I used a hand rubbed honey oak stain for the look I wanted and then assembled the shelving unit using 6 foot lengths of allthread, running it through the holes on each shelf and securing it with washers and nuts on the top and bottom of each board. To keep with an industrial look, I used to eye screws on the topmost shelf, securing it to the wall using S-hooks and two more eye screws into the studs of the wall.
Once the unit was on the wall, we leveled each shelf, carefully measuring the spacing between shelves and finally securing them with the nuts and washers. All in all, it was a bit more time consuming that I thought it would be, but I had fun doing it. I had to laugh at my son when we were leveling the shelves. He kept asking, “Isn’t this close enough?”, to which I would reply, “It isn’t close enough until it is right.” By the third shelf or so, he stopped asking.