I’ve been so inspired by all these creative bookshelf ideas lately on Pinterest and Instagram. So, I went searching on Youtube for a shelving idea I was in love with and hopefully not too difficult to make. I found this great tutorial for a DIY Tree Bookshelf and it fit the bill exactly, so I thought, let’s make a sweet bookshelf, one that sets a calm and natural ambiance!
The video walked me through the process and gave me some solid tips for extreme success with this new undertaking. If you are a confident (or crazy adventurous) like me then that video might just be enough for you. To wade deeper into the project. I will also lay out the materials and tools that were used. You first cut the plywood: Cut 2 sheets of plywood into 7″ X 96″ strips, Glue 3 strips together to form one 2.25″ X 7″ X 96″ strip, Glue 2 strips together to form one 1.5″ X 7″ X 96″ strip (repeat once to create two 1.5″ X 7″ X 96″ strips). It seems kind of hard at first glance but actually it was a breeze.
Then I painted my backing plywood brown and secured the shelves to the backing board.
Gradually the Book Shelf Tree takes Shape.
Then you just varnish the actual shelves and mount this gorgeous shelving unit on the wall in your living room or library.
- 3 sheets of 3/4 inch thick 4 foot by 8-foot plywood
- 1 box of 2″ deckmate screws
- 1 bottle of wood glue (eg. Titebond)
- 1 can of paint primer
- 1 can of brown paint
- 1 pint of polyurethane
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Paint Brush or Roller
- Disposable brushes
- Pre-drill bit
- Countersink bit