Yesterday I shared our office makeover (and my confessions about being a craft hoarder) and let’s be honest, these triangle shelves are kinda the show-stealer. Not only are they a huge “wow factor” but they couldn’t be more simple to make. Honest.
Here’s what you need for these awesome shelves:
– 1×4 pine board, 8 ft long (I made 10 triangle shelves with 5 boards)
– miter saw
– wood glue
– power sander
Using a miter saw, cut your pine boards into 12 inch pieces. Make the cuts at a 30 degree angle on each end. Make sure both angles slant inward. You’ll need three pieces for each triangle so decide how many shelves you want and cut out that many pieces. Once you have all your pieces cut out, sand each piece going over both sides until smooth. I left my shelves raw, but if you wanted to stain or paint them this would be the time to do it.
Now that all your pieces are sanded it’s time to assemble these babies. Take three pieces.
Apply a thin layer of wood glue onto an end.
Assemble the shelf like this.
Using a nail gun, add two nails on each end.
You will use a total of six nails on each shelf.
Ta da! Shelf assembled. Easy peasy. Repeat until all your shelves are assembled.
Decide how you want your shelf layout to look by putting the triangles into different arrangements. Once you’ve finalized on a layout, attach your shelves together using a nail gun.
When you’re all done you have these incredible shelves that add so much character and design to any space. I’ll stop talking now so you can just enjoy this yummy eye candy.
Until next time….