Every other week, my kids get to hang out with their cousins for a couple of hours while I do something kid-free. I often end up spending those hours in my dad’s shop staring at his pile of scrap wood and then building something!
Thank you scrap wood for endless inspiration! I decided to try timelapse video for this project which unfortunately caused me to forget to take still images of the beginning stages… but here’s a amateur video!
I originally planned on matching up the slanted ends of each board to make a symmetrical hexagon and then stacking them all up, but decided at the last minute to do it this way and I like the staggered uneven look better.
Next, to add the shelf, I grabbed a piece of wood (that is clearly too short) to move it around to see if I wanted one shelf or two and at what spacing.
I set the hexagon on top of a longer piece of wood to mark where I needed to cut it, and then cut it. Then I cut a more rustic-looking “face” board to go in front of it so it matched the look of the rest of the shelf.
And here it is! I bought these succulents a while back (I think they are not available anymore, but these are very similar) because I needed one of them for an activity with the Boy Scouts, and I’ve been really enjoying the other three since then. They look fake if you look up close, but they are fairly realistic and never grow too large or get wilty from lack of water! My kind of plant. They also came in the nice white square ceramic containers.
So there you have it! A quick DIY project that was 100% free to me.