Tree Bookshelf

Pinterest is a dangerous thing.  It gave me the idea for a bookshelf…oh dear.  My dad was an excellent sport and pretty much built this thing for me!

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I drew it out on butcher paper, and this was our ‘map’.

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Dad tapered the ends by sawing back and forth on an angle, then sanding it smooth.

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Then we attached the backing board to his porch so it was upright, and screwed in the boards from the back.

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This was a learn-as-we-go process.  Sometimes we would tease about turning it into a bonfire and roasting hot dogs on it!

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Using washers on the back helped stabilize the shelves.

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We would have the angles perfect, and then the torque from screwing in at the back would pull everything apart!  (What do you want on your hot dog?!?)

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Backing out the screws helped this.

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It grew and grew until one day, we were able to install it!  I LOVE IT!  I will NEVER make anything like it again!!!

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Thanks, papa!!!

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~ by collidescopes on March 31, 2016.

4 Responses to “Tree Bookshelf”

  1. LOL. Pintrest IS dangerous, but you can find some great stuff there. Love your shelf very much

  2. Oh gosh, that bookshelf is so gorgeous, and now I sort of want it too. Sadly no one in my immediate family has comparable woodworking skills. Bravo to your dad! 🙂

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