Finding your own dream shelves in the market can be hard. If you want to your own dream shelves, you can make it by yourself. If you are not satisfied with the conventional shapes in the market, the honey comb shelves can be the solution. It is pretty easy and simple to make.
Materials and Tools
- Several Popsicle sticks
- Wood glue
- Acrylic paint
1Prepare the needed materials and tools before starting this tutorial. Sketch the honeycomb pattern with a pencil on a paper or you can download the pattern on the internet and print it out. You can customize the length or you can make it the same as the Popsicle sticks length.
2After you have done the sketch, glue the Popsicle together based on the pattern. Do not glue the Popsicle on the paper; just use the paper as a guideline. In gluing the Popsicle, glue the first base in turns. For example, you place the Popsicle on the first line, then, you need to place the next Popsicle on the third line and so on, and this pattern should also be applied for the next base.
3After you have finished and you have gotten the desired thickness, you can cover the shelf with the varnish. You need to apply the varnish on the gap between one Popsicle to another. In applying the varnish, you can use the cloth for the upper and bottom side, and then for the gap, you can use the brush. Or you can also paint the shelf with acrylic paint and your favorite color.
4After you have finished, carefully hang the shelf on the wall using nails and hammer. You can use several nails to support the shelf since it is pretty big and adding more nails at the bottom of the shelf and they will make it sturdier. You also need to be considerate in choosing what will be placed on the shelf since it is only glued using wood glue, do not expect that it will be that strong.
In making this DIY, you need to be patience since the wood glue takes time to be dried and sing drill and screws is not an option. Instead of buying the shelf from the market, this DIY can help you save more money and it will be a nice decoration for your room.