Make a dec­o­ra­tive book­shelf.

Make a dec­o­ra­tive shelf from left­over build­ing ma­te­ri­als or new tim­ber. Barry shows you how.

Homes+ (Australia) - - CONTENTS - WITH BAZ DU BOIS

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.

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