Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shack Shelves Built with Local Lumber

I added these shelves to the shack last weekend. I just needed something built quick to get some of the junk off the floor and onto storage but it turned into an experiment with some of the branches trimmed from the olive trees which were destined for the fireplace.

I ran them through the table saw to split them in two. Then I used the chop saw to cut the 45 degree angles. If I do this again I'll build a jig to make the cutting easier and truer. That said, they aren't perfect but they are made from a solid, sustainable material and hold up the shelf just fine. I think I'll make a few more hooks to match.

Previous Posts:
Ramshackle Shackitecture
New Desk for the Shack


  1. Wow, that looks great. I went a similar route with the legs on a "bike hutch" I built using only free/recycled materials:

  2. @chase: Ha! I love that table!

    Eric, you've mentioned your olive trees before; do you ever actually get any olives from them? We recently moved to an old house on former olive groves, and we have a couple trees that drop tons of olives that are basically skin on pits. I've been wondering about trying to get some real fruit off of them.

  3. Oooh, those are preeeety! Now I just gotta get my trees to grow...


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