Make a decorative bookshelf.
Make a decorative shelf from leftover building materials or new timber. Barry shows you how.
WHAT YOU NEED JIGSAW AND FINE-TOOTHED BLADE; LENGTH OF DECORATIVE TIMBER FASCIA TRIM; TIMBER (I USED 90MM WIDE PINE); PENCIL; NAILS; HAMMER; SANDPAPER AND SANDING BLOCK; WOOD GLUE; PAINTBRUSH; PAINT; PUTTY
STEP ONE Use jigsaw to cut fascia trim to desired length.
STEP TWO Cut two pieces of pine to same length for shelf base and back.
STEP THREE Using fascia curves as a template, mark in pencil two scrolls on pine offcuts to use as shelf ends.
STEP FOUR Using fine-toothed blade and jigsaw, cut out scroll ends.
STEP FIVE Tap the head of the nail into scroll ends (or pre-drill holes) to avoid splitting. Use sandpaper around block to give all pieces a good sanding.
STEP SIX Use wood glue and nails to assemble ends, back and front onto the base piece.
STEP SEVEN Give the shelf a coat of paint and, when dry, a light sanding.
STEP EIGHT Use putty to fill holes. Give the shelf a last sanding and final coat of paint.
One of a kind Great in a kid’s room, the shelf can also be used for cookbooks or magazines.