Introduction: How to Make a Tree Shelf
from scrap wood
Step 1: Preparing the Wood
I used an old beam
I cut the length and width
and planed it with a planer.
(But you can also use new wood from a store)
Step 2: Mark the Joints
All the joints are half lap joints.
Attach a branch to the stem and make pencil lines on the branch and on the stem to indicate the cuts.
It is fine to make the half lap joint only on one piece (stem or branch).
Step 3: Cuting and Chiseling
Position a hand saw rail on the line and make a first cut (half depth)
Make the second cut on the second line
Then make many cuts between these two lines.
Remove the wood between the cut lines with a hammer and finish up with a chisel
Step 4: Repeat for All Branches
Make as many branches as you wish
Step 5: Drill Holes
Drill through the half lap joints.
Step 6: Cutting the Branches
Mark the end of the branches these should be cut at a right angle to the stem.
(Working on the floor is helpful.)
Step 7: Attaching
Finally screw the branches to the stem
Step 8: Assembling and Painting
Screw your shelf boards onto the bottom and/or the top of each branch.
(You can use any wood you have around. Paint it if you wish.)
Step 9: Mounting
Screw it onto the wall.
Refer to the video footage.