A couple fun winter shelving projects

November 27th, 2016 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Shelving piece made from a toboggan with knotted rope supporting the front of shelves. 

I made this set of shelves using old skis as the back board.  Many of the skis I had were  either red, white, or blue, so I chose ones with those colors.  The shleves were just basic 1xs painted white. To support the front of the shelves I used 2 vintage ski poles.  It looks as though the pole runs through all the boards, but in reality I cut them individually and inserted into bottom and top holes starting up from the bottom shelf.  

After it was done it looked from the side like the poles were bowing frontwards.  That's because the skis are not a uniform thickness and the shelves were more forward at the thicker part of the skis.  No one else noticed it, but it bugs me.  I should have custom cut each shelf to allow for the ski thickness.  Next time.  

I included a photo of shelves I made from a toboggan.  It's definitely been done before and is not an original idea, but it was quite easy and I like the look of it. 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, funky, whimsical, family room, bedroom, shelf, game room

Comments (8)

georgiamoon writes: Perfect! You are quite the builder. I love all your projects...these are a couple of winners. Georgia Posted: 1:45 pm on January 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice work, JM! I love them both!

Candy Posted: 8:32 am on January 6th
JunkArchitect writes: You probably already know I love any project that has skis in it…Great Job! Posted: 9:19 pm on January 5th
CottageElements writes: Fab job, JunkerMidge. Love 'em both!

Lani Posted: 5:19 pm on January 5th
fellowjunker writes: Great work. Love both these shelving units!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 4:17 pm on January 5th
suewhitney writes: Junker Midge...you go girl. These are very nice. Keep up the great woek.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:51 am on January 5th
1DesignChick writes: Wow! Who wouldn't love either of these? So great! Posted: 1:23 am on January 5th
FunktionalJunk writes: How clever is that! Very cool recycling and how fun would that be in a sports lover's room! Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration! Leah Posted: 12:40 am on January 5th
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