Jody Harris
Jody Harris
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  • Shelton, WA

Ski Shelf

5 Materials
3 Hours

A neighbor gave us these beginner skis to do something with. After seeing an episode of Maine Cabin Masters on DIY, I had my inspiration. If you have a lake place, you might have some old skis stored away and you can do this too!

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Beginner skis are typically held together with a small rope at the back and a trainer rope attached on the front to help the skier get up.

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Here, I show where I removed the rope. It was getting frayed and could break at any minute. Not something you want to have happen to someone trying out a new sport.

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Next, I placed the bottoms of the skis facing each other. I then made sure that the top of both skis were level with each other and screwed them together.

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Here is how it looked.

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Then, I added shelves on the bottom and in the middle.

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Ok, now it needs to be used. On the show Maine Cabin Masters they drilled holes on the sides to hold wine bottles. Loved the idea but decided not to use it that way. They could always be added later.

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Side view.

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This is the stain I used on the barn wood. I love this stuff. You stain and seal all in one step!

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And here it is as a bar. This could be used in any room and has many uses, to display pictures in any room, in the bathroom to hold toiletries, in the bedroom to hold books, on the deck with a little basket holding sun block, sunglasses. So versatile!

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It can also be hung on the wall or sit on the floor. So many possibilities!

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1 question
  • Joanie
    on Feb 28, 2019

    I love your idea of a bar, but could you of turned the ski's the opposite and then been able to move the boots in a place to hold your utensils or even bottle of wine or etc.??? The boots wouldn't go to waste.

    • Jody Harris
      on Mar 1, 2019

      Hmmm, I like your idea. I think I’ll try that! If it works out I’ll add another photo. Thanks for the idea!

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  • John
    31 minutes ago

    I did something very similar with an older rectangular stool.

  • John
    17 minutes ago

    Old wooden stool. Holds my mini sound system and hides the wiring.

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