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This set of Christmas tree-shaped shelves came about because we have a puppy to whom pine needles are some sort of canine equivalent of catnip and whose behavior around wrapped things inevitably results in rapid shredding thereof. We thought about various solutions for a while, and present tree [sic] came up with this design. It was made using scrap plywood, knocks down for storage, and has close to 6' of linear shelf storage for presents. It can be decorated conventionally, but doesn't need watering...

Step 1: Materials and tools

You need plywood (5/8" and 3/8") and saws for this project. I used a circular saw with a home-made guide and a miter saw. It was assembled with a nailgun and wood glue and half a dozen screws. Paint for finishing. I had no budget to make these shelves but I did have a lot of left over bits of plywood from other projects and some green paint, so it was a freebie.
<p>This is awesome! I have 7 cats and CANNOT have a decorated tree. With this, the cats could be ornaments! Thank you for sharing.</p>
<p>That is a good looking shelf Christmas tree! But I would have... I'm not sure how to explain it, but imagine those shelves 'upside down' so the sides prevent things from falling off.</p><p>Though that would probably make it a bit more complex if you were to put hinges on the shelves so the tree could be folded up when not in use.</p>
<p>Thanks. I see your point, but I designed it this way so the shelves could easily overflow and so the sides could act as braces. The hinges are a good idea, but would make it a lot more complex. We still put this tree up and knock it down every year and it is holding up well, but you're right in that it could be designed to fold a little more efficiently.</p>
<p>That is a good looking shelf Christmas tree! But I would have... I'm not sure how to explain it, but imagine those shelves 'upside down' so the sides prevent things from falling off.</p><p>Though that would probably make it a bit more complex if you were to put hinges on the shelves so the tree could be folded up when not in use.</p>
That's so creative!
I think you should put racks on the trunk, but other than that its pretty good. :)
What an awesome idea! I love it! :D
This is super cool
this is a great idea, I really like it! <br>
Love it.

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