Introduction: How to Make a Corner Christmas Tree Shelf
I try and make something new for my home every Christmas. This year I wanted to make a shelf that would fit into the corner of my room and still pass as a Christmas tree. And after Christmas it could stay where it was I could just decorate it in another way. It can become a thanksgiving, fall or even a Halloween shelf you just change the decor to suit the occasion. I made thisChristmas tree shelflast year that can hang on a wall or sit on a table, which is a great idea for people with limited space at home.
Step 1: Cut the Frame
Step 2: Measure the Position of the Shelves
Lay the 2 halves side by side and measure where you want to place the shelves. Draw a pencil line across both shelves so you know the shelves are going to be straight. Using scraps of plywood cut stripes of wood, these will be your shelf supports. I left a gap at the front so the support is not so obvious once assembled. Next, glue the supports to the sides using the pencil line as a guide. I used a nail gun to secure the glued supports so I did not have to wait for the glue to dry. Cut a hole in the gap below the first shelf at the bottom, this is to add Christmas lights. If you don't have a hole saw, use a jigsaw to cut out a small square. The idea is that the plugs are hidden under the bottom shelf.
Step 3: Join the Sides With Brackets
Step 4: Making the Shelves
To make the shelves, I cut squares from plywood. Test the squares for a good fitting by putting them on the shelf supports. Because the shelf is 90 degrees and so are the squares they should fit. Using a handy wooden compass that I made, state of the art I know. Draw a pencil line to round off the shelves. I am not very accurate cutting curves with a jigsaw so I always leave 2mm excess wood. The excess is then removed with a benchtop sander using the line as a guide. Test the shelves again for a good fit before glueing them in place. Please ignore the mess in my workshop, it is really organised chaos.
Step 5: Paint the Shelf
It will be a lot quicker to paint the shelf before assembly. Using a paint roller I added one coat of primer and 2 coats of white acrylic paint to all the wood. Once dry the shelf was glued together using wood glue.
Add your Christmas lights and decorations. I used double-sided tape to add Christmas lights to the outside of the shelf, and decorated the shelves.
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