Are you ready to see my version of the Christmas Tree Shelf that you can learn how to make at the next Home Depot DIY Workshop? Last week I announced that I am working with Home Depot* to tell you all about their DIY Workshops. Now it’s time to share MY project for our virtual party. Be sure to visit my friends (find links at the bottom of this post) to see their fabulous projects!
This was such a fun project using a lot of the tools I already use, and my favorite wood, 1x’s. In this case it was just 2 1×4’s. I changed up the Holiday Tree Shelf and I love how it turned out.
Here’s a reminder of what their tree looks like . . .
I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could make something more simple in build and with a more simple look. . . . .
Do you love my holiday tree shelf? Won’t you please pin it?
What you will need to make my Holiday Tree Shelf:
- 1x4x6’ (2)
- Stain (soft rag)
- Tape Measure
- Saw (I used a miter saw, but you could even use a hand saw and miter box)
- Finish Nails
- Nail Gun (optional)
- Safety Glasses
- Hangers (I used d rings)
(see image below)
- 35 7/8 cut on a 45° angle (right side)
- 34 7/8 cut on a 45° angle (left side)
- 28 1/2 (2) (bottom shelf and hook holder)
- 18 1/4 cut on a 22.5° (large shelf)
- 9 1/4 cut on a 22.5° (small shelf)
- 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 triangle cut on 36° angle (bottom shelf bracket)
These are the only pieces you need! Simple, right?
Let’s get started!
I purchased 2 1×4 by 6’ at my local Home Depot.
I cut the left and right side on a 45° angle.
The lower shelf and hook holder have straight cuts without angles.
After cutting the first bracket,I drew a pattern to cut the second bracket to match.
To get the proper angle and orientation I placed each of the upper and lower shelves on the (dry fit) tree shelf to draw a line. They were both cut on both ends at the 22.5° angle, the line is a visual to remind you which way to cut.
I had specific items I wanted to display so I made my shelves accordingly. This Holiday Tree Shelf is totally customizable to suit your décor needs.
This is the dry fit of my diy Christmas tree shelf. I love the simplicity of it! Not to mention it’s custom sized to my liking.
Assemble Christmas Tree Shelf
Attach bottom shelf and hook holder
Using my Airstrike Nail Gun and 1 1/4” finish nails I attached the bottom shelf to the board that holds the hooks.
Attach left and right sides to the bottom shelf.
Attach the left and right side at the tree top.
Attach bottom shelf brackets.
Attach upper and lower shelves.
Measure on either side (from the bottom) to make sure your shelf is straight. This image shows the distance at which I customized my shelves.
Stain or Paint Tree Shelf
Apply stain with a soft cloth. I used dark walnut, applying a thin coat.
When applying stain, latex gloves are a must!
Admire your new Holiday Tree Shelf
Admire your handy work and pat yourself on the back!
Use some of your favorite ornaments to decorate your wooden Christmas Tree shelf.
The hooks are perfect for hanging stockings. Hang this shelf in the bathroom, guest room, or kitchen and it will hold towels and more.
Let’s Keep it Real!
I know that sometimes power tools and diy can be intimidating and a little scary. I’ve been there, heck I’m still there sometimes. It’s natural to feel unsure and a little scared. The more you use tools the more comfortable you will be. The Home Depot is there to help you learn about tools and home improvement projects that you really can do yourself. Attend a DIY Workshop or a DIH workshop near you. If you’re a mom or a dad, sign the kiddos up for a Kids Workshop.
The next DIY Workshop is THIS Thursday evening. Make a date with someone you love or go by yourself and make some new friends that are loving and learning how to DIY.
If you have previously attended any workshop at The Home Depot and would like to provide feedback, please feel free to use this form. Your experience and response helps The Home Depot make the improvements you want to see.
Speaking of friends, please visit my friends by clicking on the links below to see their projects.
Don’t forget, the DIY Workshop is Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 AM till 11:30 AM. You can get more details and sign up here.
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