Even though I had a ton of wood slices I only used 3 for this project. I also used an old pine floor board I had lying around.
How To Make A Cute Shelf Unit Using Wood Slices
Recently, I got invited to a Ryobi power tools conference which was more fun than it sounds. I even got to play with a chainsaw for the first time. In fact I used the chainsaw to cut loads of wood slices from a log. Lucky for me the organises let me take home a huge bag of the wood slices. I've made some fabulous Christmas ornaments with them in the past (see them here).
In fact I've been using the wood slices for lots of different crafts and DIYs. Another one of those projects where these really handy 3 tier plant shelves.
The first thing I did was cut the three wood slices about 2/3 along.
I then sanded both the wood slices and the floor boards smooth.
I then rubbed some wood wax onto all the cut wood slices and the floor board to give them a nice matching finish.
To attach the wood slices to the pine board I used small angled brackets. To match my decor I sprayed them copper before using them.
Using a ruler, I measured out the 3 wood slice shelves evenly spaced out. I left a little bit of board at both the bottom and top of the pine backing board.
Two angle brackets were used to attach each wood slice shelf to the pine backing board.
The narrow shelves were perfect for holding plant pots. I live in an old Victorian house with lots of quirky narrow wall spaces. These shelves are perfect for those spaces.
Also, I think these shelves are perfect for plants as the natural bark edge of the wood slice compliments the natural look of the plants. I've also exploited the natural look of wood slices with some fabulous pressed flower frame displays I made (you can see them here).
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What would you make with wood slices?
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