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DIY Honeycomb Shelves

What you'll need:

1. Miter Saw

2. Pine boards (1x4x8)

3. Wood Glue

4. Wood Stain and Rags

5. Measuring tape

6. Staple gun and Staples

7. Drop Cloth and Disposable gloves.

 Step 1:

Set your saw blade to make a 30 degree cut. You will be flipping the wood after each cut so that the angles are facing opposite directions.

Step 2:

Decide the length you want for each cut. We made three different size shelves so we had pieces that were 8 inches, 6 inches and 4 inches long. Measure the wood and mark where your cuts will be made. Begin to make your cuts, you will need six pieces per honeycomb.

Step 3:

Now its time to put the shelves together. Apply wood glue to one end and place it together with the end of another piece of wood. While holding the wood together, Use a staple gun to reinforce the seam. Flip it over and staple the seam again. We added double staples on the backside of our selves just for extra reinforcement. Repeat this until you've created your honeycomb shape.

Step 4:

Now we are ready to stain! Once the wood glue is dry, place your honeycomb shelves on the dropcloth. Make sure to wear gloves for this part and begin applying your stain with a rag. We stained the entire outer side of our shelves with a heavy coat for a rich dark finish.

Step 5:

Final touches and assembly!