Vintage Biplane Shelf




Introduction: Vintage Biplane Shelf

About: I have a youtube channel and a Etsy shop I sell the things i make i also do craft shows and stuff like that. i am documenting my journey to help people do it yourself so steal my ideas and make some money!!

This project was so enjoyable to make. I made this as a gift for a Pilot and his wife whom are expecting a little boy named Austin and there last name begins with M so i tried my best to incorporate it into the build.

Step 1: Tools and Material


tape measure

table saw


router table


paint brush



1x8x6 pine

scrap pieces for circle and propeller

Step 2: Cut Material

i used a Stencil of an A and sized it to fit the 1x8x6. i used a circular saw to cut the As off t

Step 3: Bandsaw

take them to the bandsaw and cut out the outside outline.

Step 4: Jig Saw

next drilled some holes in the middle using the jig saw i cut out all the middle part.

Step 5: Cut the Wings

i then use the remain 1x8 and cut it in half equally

Step 6: Circle Jig

I used the circle jig on the band saw to cut the propeller base then using a scrap of pallet wood i cut the propeller in a shape i thought looked good

Step 7: Supports

I them measured the As I cut out and then cut supports out of scrap oak I had laying around 4 in total i then sanded and routed out everything using a fancy router bit I think it was roman o something or other. this is where you can make it your own

Step 8: Stain It

i used 2 types on this build i used dark ebony and then sanded it down to give it a aged look. and then used gray stain for the accent pieces.

Step 9: Using a Key Hole

i used this for the mounting I mesured them out a 16 inches apart so that it would hit on studs since this is a lot of weight in a kids room

Step 10: Pit It All Together

using glue and screws and brad nails I put it all together!! hope you enjoyed the build

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    3 Discussions

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    So cute! And looks nice and sturdy :)


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks its built to last