Oh, Hey…I’m back!
In typical fashion I bought the wood for this project weeks ago and just got around to making it. Blogging is hard work, guys.
I originally saw these shelves at Urban Outfitters and fell in love with them, but there was no way I was paying 40 bucks for one shelf. I will admit, it was difficult sourcing the wooden circles for this project. The ones I found were either too thin, or too expensive. I had used one of these clock faces to make my Donut Clock and remembered that it was the perfect size and thickness. I figured since the middle of the circle would have the shelf piece, the hole in the middle didn’t really matter.
I love how these shelves turned out! They are a great way to display all those little trinkets.
Use your ruler to measure the middle of the circle on either side of the hole in the center. Draw a line down the center of the circle. Using a jig saw or table saw (or hand saw if you’re in a pinch but have super human strength) and cut the circle in half. Sand down the edges so they lay flat.
Drill two holes on either side of the hole in the center within the traced lines. Position the cut pieces in the center of the shelves, and drill a screw into each hole to secure the shelf piece. (This is definitely a two person job.)