DIY tree shaped shelf for Christmas!
- 12 feet of 1x4 boards
- 1/2" plywood 6" x 15" or larger
- 1-1/4" nails and 1-1/4" trim screws
- If only hanging from top must use 2" screws for attaching all vertical joints (SPAX recommended)
- 3 hooks
- Hanging kit or screws for hanging to studs in wall
1 - 1x4 @ 16-1/4"2 - 1x4 @ 3-1/2"MAIN TREE1 - 1x4 @ 18-3/4" longest point to longest point both ends cut at 25 degrees off square6 - 1x4 @ 7-1/2" long point to short point, both ends cut at 25 degrees off square1 - 1x4 @ 15-1/8" longest point to longest point both ends cut at 25 degrees off square1 - 1x4 @ 11-3/8" longest point to longest point both ends cut at 25 degrees off squareTREETOP1 - 1x4 @ 7-3/4" long point to long point, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square1 - 1x4 @ 8-5/8" long point to long point, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square1 - 1x4 @ 9-1/2" long point to long point, both ends cut at 30 degrees off squareScrap 1/2" plywood for filling in second shelf approzimately 6" x 15"
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Use a jigsaw to cut out the side support pieces in a decorative shape. Attach to back piece. You can use 1-1/4" nails and glue or screws to attach.
Use screws to attach bottom shelf to supports and back.
Use screws to attach a pair of sides to the bottom shelf.
Continue working upward, attaching the shelves and sides, with 1-1/4" trim screws and glue.
Trace out the second to top shelf on to 1/2" thick plywood. Cut out with jigsaw. Glue and nail in place.
Attach project to wall, preferably through bottom and back plywood pieces.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.