Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tree Bookshelf

Not only is my sister a crafty maniac, but my brother can do a few cool things as well. He and his lovely wife saw this bookshelf online and decided to re-create it for their daughters bedroom.

Step 1: Get the plywood and trace an image of a tree. Cut it out!


Step 2: Attach 2x4's to the back of the branches to make the "shelves" for the book as well as the stand for it rest on. My brother's power tools and construction background come in very handy for these steps.


Step 4: Stand it upright to make sure it doesn't topple over!

Step 5: Make sure it looks good against the wall and with some books!

Step 6: Paint! This is so cute and fun and I am so impressed with that brother of mine. 
And his daughter loves it in her room as well! Great job, Brother!

14 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I love trees, this is totally adorable, can't wait to see it all finished.

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  2. How adorable! This will be so cute when you're done (it's cute now!!)

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  3. That is awesome! Wow, beautiful.

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  4. Gives new meaning to learning tree. Bet her little friends wish they had one too.

    Bliss

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  5. This is fantastic!!! I am in love with this bookshelf! Great job!!!

    I am your newest follower and I would love for you to follow my craft blog too so that we can continue to share ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. wow, this is gorgeous! well done to your brother :-)

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  7. This is just tooooo cute for words!!! Not only a great bookshelf, but would be great to put family pics on like a "Family Tree"! I can just see older pics in older frames, then more
    modern frames for the younger members; the frames could be sitting and/or hanging! Your brother really did a fantastic job, especially with the sizing of the limbs for the shelf placement! I'll bet he could make a pretty penny selling these! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Oh my goodness. I am soooo glad that I clicked on this. I thought it was just painted on a wall, and then I saw it...WOW! I love it! I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  9. This is wonderful! and would be great with leaves painted on the wall behind it too!

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