Totally serious! Yes--you can make this cute shelf with cute curves in about an hour. To add color to this woodworking project, all you have to do is get spray paint, sealant and wait for it to dry, which means it won't be done in an hour. Maybe 2-3 hours.
-DPI board (you only need one sheet)
-a pine board (1 x 6 x 8 would be just enough)
-10 wood screws
-paint & polyurethane
-saw tooth picture hangers (optional)
-table saw (you could get away with just using a hand saw)
-2 clamps (or a pair of helping hands)
Step One: Cut 2 strips of DPI (each 6" x 48") and one board at 6" x 28 11/16". On either end of those pieces, measure and mark in 3 inches.
Step Two: From here, it's just a matter of taking one side of each of the DPI pieces and putting them together, overlapping by 3 inches, then clamping them together. (Clamp on the end of each piece. You want room to screw into the middle shelf.) Make sure to keep the shiny side on the outside. After one side is clamped,very carefully, bend the two unclamped ends together, overlapping by 3 inches, and then clamp those.
TIP: DPI will bend, but when you are bending it, do it slowly and without applying too much pressure to one single section, or it will snap.
Step Three: Once the circle is formed, and if you did your math right, the center piece should fit nicely. From there, you can hold boards up wherever you want them and mark. Then cut. If the piece hits right in the middle of the circle, you won't need to cut angles.
Step Five: After the pieces are cut and looking good in their respective spots, hold a speed square up to them while screwing them in... gotta keep the wonkiness to a minimum.
Step Six: Finally, you can just put a screw or nail in the wall, hang the shelf on it, and call it a day. Or spend 5 more minutes and put a couple saw tooth hangers on the back for extra stability.
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