Plane Old Shelf

This is a shelf based on the fighter planes from the pre-WWII era. I built it for my son's nursery. I stumbled onto Ana White's plan "Plane Old Shelf", got inspired, and it evolved into what it is. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Recommended Skill Level


Mathew Bounville

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 13:46

Thanks! The fuselage is made out of bender board. I don't remember the exact thickness but it was the thinnest they had at Michael's. You would think I would remember. I had to do the fuselage twice. My daughter stepped on it and put a hole through it.

The wings were actually one long wing. I build a frame around the wing and then wrapped the bender board around it. It may not be the best way, but it is all I could think of.


Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:07

I undersand the shelf and the landing gear.  I can make the canopy and propeller, no problem.  I don't understand how the main fusulage was made with the curved edge.  I tried searching for the bender board that was mentioned above with no luck.  Could you point me in the right direction?