Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It's been 20 years now since J.K. Rowling wrote her series of books about a boy who was a wizard! The stories capture the imagination of both young and older folk. If you are into the fandom of Harry Potter, you might enjoy this creation of the cloak, the stone and the Elder Wand, known as the Deathly Hallows!
I had an idea. I have many of the Funko Pops of the Harry Potter crew, and wanted to display them on their own shelving. I wondered how difficult it would be to make a Deathly Hallows shelving to place them on?
I placed all my Pops down on the bed and added "straight stuff" around them to get a better idea how big I needed this to be......
Knowing I needed an equilateral triangle, I googled this on the web, and found where a 60 degree angle would make an equilateral triangle. So I took out my chop saw and looked for the 60 degree mark. Hmmmmmm...... ain't one. I researched some more, and one you tuber woodworker said that right angle's (at the 0) are actually 90 degrees, so if you cut a 30 degree angle, 90 -30 =60, so there's your 60 degrees. All righty, then!
I took three pieces of test wood and made my 30 degree cuts. This wasn't gonna fit, what I do wrong?
Arugh! This isn't working! Why? Why? Why?
Then, most wonderful hubby looked over my shoulder, and gently re-arranged the wood. 30+30=60! I am now a happy camper! Him's so smart!!!!
I made 30 degree cuts on my three 36 inch long 1 X 4's, then arranged them just the way Hubby showed me. It worked! For those of you who have not read Harry Potter, the triangle symbolizes the cloak of invisibility!
I went ahead and used my finish nailer to connect the outer framework, then added shelves to the middle. I continued to use the 30 degree angle for the shelves, and when I was pleased with the outcome, I nailed them in place.
Next I created the "stone" (that brought the dead back to life) as a circle. I used a piece of 1/8 inch paneling. It took a while, but I drew out a circle that would fit within the triangle, and cut it with the bandsaw. Then I sliced through on edge of the circle and hollowed it out, gluing the cut edge behind one of the shelfs. If / when I ever make another one, I will use wood as opposed to paneling, and cut pieces that will fit between the shelves.
I bought a 36 inch long dowel two inches in diameter, and drew out the Elder Wand (the unbeatable wand) for my Hubby to turn on his lathe. He did a fine job! (Down-right handy, he is!) I painted in the runes, and wood burned the elder berries on the wand, then stained it and the stone and cloak. Now to add my Pops!
And there it is. Just managed to squeeze in all the crew! For those of you familiar with Harry Potter, you will appreciate how this all ties in. For you muggles out there, you might read The Tale Of The Three Brothers, a fairy tale told to witch and wizard children. Mischief managed!
Harry Potter DIY Decor
- 3 pieces of 1 X 4's (from Lowes)
- Stain, tite-bond glue and finishing nails (from our wood working shop)