Christmas Tree Shelf

Submitted by bknjohnson on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:24

I found the Christmas tree shelf plans and since I had drawn my wife's aunt's name for this year I knew she'd appreciate this build.  I chose 1x6 top choice pine and a wider piece for the base since she may decide to set this on the floor instead of hanging it.  I also had some oak plywood I used for the back.  I screwed all the pieces together, countersunk and filled the screw holes with wood putty.  The paint I used was Benjamin Moore, the color was Balsam (567) and I really like how the color came out.  I painted the back and the bottom with standard black interior paint just to protect the wood a little.  I coated it with a couple of coats polycrylic and bought a couple of Christmassy items for the shelf to get her started.  Can't wait to see what she thinks on Christmas day.


This can easily be built in less than a weekend depending on your skill level.  I had to recut one of the boards when I caused some damage while putting it all together.  The sanding, painting and finishing takes as long as you want depending on the finish and care taken.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Less than $30.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Benjamin Moore paint (Balsam) and Minwax Polycrylic.
Recommended Skill Level