A fun shelf to build and creative at the same time.
Nothing fancy. Just a plane old shelf, made from plane old boards.
Screwed together in a rather unfancy way, with a simple coat of paint.
I don't have a son to build this for, but I can imagine Grace's pink walls covered in white plane shelves, manned with Barbie pilots in evening gowns. Where would you put your plane shelf? What would you put in it? Or who would you give one too?
1 – 6 foot long 1×6
20″ of 1x2s
12″ of 1x4s
1 1/4″ screws
2 – 1×6 @ 30″
2 – 1×2 @ 6″
2 – 1×4 @ 6″
1 – 4″ diameter circle (cut from 1×6 scraps)
2 – 2″ diameter circles (cut from 1×6 scraps)
2 – 1×2 @ 2 1/2″
Attach the 1x4s flush to the back between the shelves. Predrill screw holes and use glue. The shelves are set in from the outsides 3″.
Now attach the front, centered on the shelves, inset 3/4″. Use glue, 2″ screws and predrill your holes.
Now cut your face out with a 4″ holes saw and line up on the front. The hole saw kit should have drilled a hole in the center already.
Now attach the propeller to the face and screw down, through the center, through the face, into the front.
Now simply attach the wheels to the wheel base. I cut my wheels with a 2″ hole saw kit. You can also buy 2″ round wheels at hobby and craft stores – and probably 4″ round wood craft circles too – if you don’t have a hole saw kit.
Attaching the Wheels
The wheels are inset 2″ from the front. Simply screw to the bottom with 1 1/4″ screws and glue.
Fill holes with wood filler and finish as desired.
Times gonna fly when you are building this one!