What? A photo display wall shelf made from chairs and a repurposed glass door?
Yep! I used a part of one chair . . .
. . . and one of these glass cabinet doors to make —
This unique photo display wall shelf!
Here’s how I made this easy project.
Remove the glass insert and set aside
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Trim chair spindles to size using a compound miter saw
Cut two 1×4’s for a top and bottom shelf
Attach spindles, top and bottom shelf with Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive and or brad nails.
Fill knob hole with spackle
Stain new wood and old parts with Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
Admire your new wall shelf
Paint wall shelf with a Homeright Finish Max
Replace old mirror clips with new handy metal mirror clips.
View of the backside of the photo display wall shelf
Add scrap piece of foam core board using two more mirror clips (not tightened all the way).
note: the foam core board is easily removable by turning one or both clips
Add d rings for hanging wall shelf
Hang new shelf on fence to take pictures (because it was too hot to stage it on my portable wall)
Digitally add pictures from two trips in April—the beach and the mountains!
Okay, here are a few more details and thoughts if you’re interested.
I really loved the look of the original chair spindles—the way they were painted black, but had the brown wood showing through. That is why I stained this shelf. I wanted to distress it a little, but in the end changed my mind.
Since I will be selling this at my booth I decided to add the foam core board to make it a photo display option for the new owner.
I LOVE these mirror clips. They are so easy to use, and so much better than the vintage plastic clips. They are sort of reversible. There is a SLIGHT difference in depth depending on how they are installed.
The garage where my staging wall is located is very full of future projects, and it’s been too hot to clear stuff out of the way in order to stage “beauty” shots, that is why this shelf is hanging on the fence.
This is the other project I made with one of these small glass hutch doors, a cabinet door coat rack.
I still have one more of these small cabinet doors, what do you think I should do with it?
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