In DIY Home Accents, Wall Storage

I love getting my kids involved in DIY projects.  My son was complaining that I needed to make something for him.  I asked him what he wanted, and he said he wanted a shelf that looked like a tree.  He has a small room, and there was very little room left on his walls.  So, I decided to make him a small tree shelf right above his reading chair in the corner of his room.

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DIY Tree Shelf

DIY Tree Shelf

DIY Tree ShelfSupply List:

Tools Needed:

Cut List:

1×8:

  • 1 @ 35.75 in
  • 6 @ 7.50 in
  • 6 @ 5.25 in
  • 2 @3.25

1×4:

  • 6 @ 7.25

1×2:

  • 2 @ 6.75 in
  • 6 @ 4.5 in
  • 2 @ 2.5 in

Project Plan:

Step 1:  Attach bottom arms (2- 1×8 @ 7.5 in) to center piece (1×8 @ 35.75 in) using pocket hole screws.  See illustration below.

DIY Tree ShelfStep 2: Attach branch pieces (2- 1×8 @ 7.5 in) to bottom arm using pocket hole screws.  See illustration below.

DIY Tree Shelf

Step 3:  Attach support pieces (2- 1×2 @ 6.75 in) to back of shelf using pocket hole screws and brad nails.  See illustration below.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 4: Attach middle arm pieces (2- 1×8 @ 5.25 in) to center piece using pocket hole screws.  See illustration below.DIY Tree Shelf

 

Step 5:  Attach branch pieces (2- 1×8 @ 7.7 inches) and support pieces (2- 1×2 @ 4.5 in) to middle branch.  See steps 2 and 3 for instructions.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 6: Attach top arms (2- 1×8 @ 3.25 in) to center piece using pocket hole screws.  See illustration below.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 7: Attach branch pieces (2- 1×4 @ 7.25 inches) and support pieces (2- 1×2 @ 2.5 in) to top branch.  See steps 2 and 3 for instructions.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 8:  Attach second branches to bottom arms using pocket hole screws and brad nails.  The second branches are made by adding bottom pieces  (2- 1×8 @5.25), end pieces (2- 1×4 @ 7.25), and support pieces (1- 1×2 @4.5).  See steps 1-3 for instructions and illustration below for spacing.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 9: Attach second branches to middle arms using pocket hole screws and brad nails.  The second branches are made by adding bottom pieces  (2- 1×8 @5.25) end pieces (2- 1×4 @ 7.25) and support pieces (1- 1×2 @4.5).  See steps 1-3 for instructions and illustration below for spacing.DIY Tree Shelf

Step 10:  Fill pocket holes with pocket hole plugs.

Step 11:  Sand.

Step 12:  Paint.  I chose a two color paint scheme with blue and gray.

Step 13:  Attach to wall through the 1×2 support pieces.  Use 2 1/2 inch screws and make sure the shelf is attached to studs.

My son decided to use the shelf for all the chapter books he has read.  He started at the top with the first book and then added more books as he read.  Now the shelf is full, and I guess that means I have to build him a bigger shelf.

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