Decorating for the holidays is truly a special time. Creating those decorations by hand makes it even more special knowing you made them especially to fit your home. Today I’m sharing this DIY tree shaped wood shelf. The perfect addition to your holiday decor.
A DIY tutorial to build a tree shelf perfect for holiday decor. Free plans from Ana White make this an easy DIY project for that special someone.
Ana White and I are back with another gift plan for the Handbuilt Holiday series and today it’s a beautiful tree shelf. Ana and I have the most fun deciding which project to build each week. We are like kids in a candy store and sometimes it’s so hard to choose! But we tend to focus on gifts for kids however this week our build is more geared towards the adults.
This decorative tree shelf is sure to be a wonderful addition to anyone’s Christmas decor.
- substantial size for lots of small holiday decor
- use as an advent calendar
- fun tree shape
- 4 open shelves
- space for hooks below
We were inspired by Pottery Barn Kids tree shelf (which is no longer available).
Their version was on sale for $79 plus shipping but it’s not available anymore so you’ll have to make your own!
Don’t be intimidated by all the angled cuts. Ana has it all figured out in the plans and for the most part all the angles are the same.
I use this tree shelf every year in a different spot with different decor to mix things up. Last year I went with bottle brush trees and wood gifts.
Follow Ana’s plans here to build the tree shelf. I used countersunk 1 1/4″ wood screws at every shelf to side connection. Also use wood glue and clamps to keep it all tight while the glue dries. If your tree shelf has a lot of wobble consider adding a full backing.
My shelf is stained with Minwax Early American and then I attached three basic black hooks across the bottom.
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