Introduction: DIY Pentagon Shelf

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What inspired me?

As a kid, like many others, I enjoyed a little construction with the simplest of tools, glues and cheap items. What better then a lolly pop, hexagon shelf. Now, I never really made anything as advanced as this as a kid, but I thought it was an easy, fun little DIY project that I could complete on the typical rainy British day.

What will you need?

- Lots of Lolly pop sticks (I used about 60 sticks)

- Hot glue sticks

- Hot glue gun

- A paper template

- Paint (optional)

Step 1: Step 1 : the Template

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The first thing to do was to print off a large enough hexagon so that I could trace over it with the lolly pop sticks. However, there was an issue with the printer. I resulted in just drawing one out quickly , using the lolly stick length as a guide. This took very little time and was surprisingly easy.

Step 2: Step 2 : Sticking the Pieces Together

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Once I had my template, I then just began to lye each lolly stick down in the correct place. I did this until the shelf was wide enough. When I was happy with the thickness, I then deconstructed the shelf and began to use the hot glue gun to secure each stick to each other. I did this on a piece of newspaper so that I didn’t end up with a bunch of hot glue all over my desk, however it is a very easy mess to clean up.

Step 3: Step 3 : Painting (Optional)

This is an extra step that is optional depending on if you wish to paint the shelf any colour you with. Simple acrylic paints will do for this. The best way I believe would be to paint a single side at a time. This will help to get into every available crack.

Step 4: Finished

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Thank you so much for reading this Instructable, even if you clicked onto the by accident thank you. Every view counts. I love these mini projects as it gives you people, my viewers a quick and simple project to try at home, please feel free to comment, follow and favourite for more amazing Summer DIY projects like this one.

Comments

indiamk (author)2017-06-05

I really like your design idea and it came out great. But it's a pentagon not a hexagon :)

zaclewis98 (author)indiamk2017-06-06

Haha thank you,I originally made a hexagon shelf, but lost all the pictures of the process so I recreated it using a Pentagon and completely forgot to change it. Thank you so much

Brother Cadfael (author)2017-06-06

Pentagon

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