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A lady at work showed me a pic of a shelf like this & asked if I could make one for her son. And of course I would never say I can't do something so I figured out what I needed & got started!
 
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Step 1: Tools & Materials

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Just basic tools are needed. A saw, a drill, a grinder or hack saw & that's about it. Materials: 3- boards (I bought 8x6' cedar fence boards) 2- 3/8x36" all thread 4- 3/8 nuts 4- 3/8 flat washers 20- used baseballs Optional brackets to hang

Step 2: Drilling Baseballs

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Drill a 3/8 or 1/2 hole through 16 baseballs (1/2 is easier to slid on the all thd later) I made a little jig with some PVC bushings 2 1/2" female socket fits the newer baseballs perfectly the real old ones were a little loose & tend to spin. Set the other 4 balls aside for now.

Step 3: Wood

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Cut your wood to desired length. I cut mine at 30" ea. I used a cedar fence board that had some nice dark streaks & is rough on one side I wanted the shelf to look kind a rough & old. Also go a head & drill two 3/8 holes in each board. I put mine 2 1/8 from each end & centers them on the width.
Petergottm (author) 1 year ago
Thanks Brandon!
Happy birthday!
Such a fun idea!
Petergottm (author) 1 year ago
Nice Brock! I'll get right on that!
brockrc51 year ago
Greetings. Long time watcher, first time poster. Awesome shelf. I'd like to order one with bowling balls.
Kiteman1 year ago
Hehe, that's great!

Shame your photos are blurry...