Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Live Edge Shelf | DIY

 I don't about you, but I'm a temporary decorator. I have been wanting to buy big slabs of live edge wood, but after finding out the price of about a foot, I gave up. In comes this shelf. I'm sure you have seen this wood at your local craft store, it is inexpensive and a great alternative to the real stuff. So my temporary decorator heart is happy for the time being.
Materials: 2 pieces of live edge wood from craft store, drill, screws, 2 inch corner brackets, wood glue, drill, circle saw or table saw.
Steps: First, line up your two pieces of wood together and match up the edge you want to keep. Draw a straight line across both pieces of wood closest to the opposite edge (the edge you will cut off). Using your saw, cut off the edges that will be against the wall. Using wood glue, glue the two pieces together in the middle and clamp together (this is optional, but will make the seam less noticeable and the shelf stronger). After it is dry, screw in your corner brackets, I found that the shelf was stronger when I hung it with the "L" right side up. Screw in to the wall and make sure the shelf is level.






*How Great Thou Art Print was purchased here.


5 comments:

  1. I love this idea, it is so simple but gives such a rustic feeling! Thank you for sharing this. I also really love the 'how great thou art' print :)


    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

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  2. This is such a great DIY! I can't justify paying that much for wood and I am a little afraid to use a chainsaw to get my own haha. I absolutely love this!

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  3. that's a very pretty shelf. Maybe one day I'll try this. Great tutorial

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  4. Love this, it's brilliant! And I love the idea of a screen press screen as art! So glad to have come across your blog!

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  5. I love this! I have been brainstorming on how to decorate a wall in my bathroom and this might be the perfect thing!

    I am so glad I found your cute blog!

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