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It feels like forever since my last blog post, and in reality, it has been. Lots of things have changed; we moved from North Carolina to Washington State. Then finally found our forever farm in Arkansas, where we have finally moved. One of the first priorities, when we moved here, was to get an office set up for me. We converted a shed into my office and I LOVE how it turned out. One of the first projects I have completed is these DIY Hexagon Shelves. They require little tools, and even less woodworking skills.
DIY Hexagon Shelves
Since I had a lot of offcuts left over from the Shed to Office conversion, I opted to use those because I can not stand to see good lumber go to waste. No worries though, a 1×4 or 1×6 work perfectly for these shelves and are relatively cheap. At my local lumberyard, I can get an 8 foot 1×4 for less than $5. And, you only need 1 board per shelf (depending on how big you want it). If you are making smaller shelves you could get 2 DIY Hexagon shelves per board.
I wanted larger shelves, so I opted to cut each of my boards at 9 inches. But, again, the size is completely up to you. You will just need to make sure you have 6 boards cut to length per Hexagon Shelf.
In order to get a nice 6 sided hexagon, you will need to cut your boards at a 30-degree angle.
The easiest way to cut both sides without having to adjust your blade is to simply cut on edge. Then, flip the board over and turn it to cut the other edge.
Once everything has been cut, it is just a matter of gluing everything up and using some brad nails to hold it in place.
Once everything is dry, you can go ahead and fill the nail holes with filler and give everything a good sanding!
You can leave them natural, or give them a nice coat of stain and poly. I opted to use an Espresso finish on mine to match the other shelves in my new office.