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.