When I was re-doing my daughter’s room we wanted to go with a Winnie the Pooh theme. At the time she was still pretty young and it was her favorite show. It felt like she watched it 1,736 times a day. We still needed some shelving on the wall and I saw these hexagon shelves and fell in love. Don’t they look like honeycombs?! So of course they fit in perfectly with the Winnie the Pooh theme, while still being trendy and functional enough to keep when we change the theme of the room. And while they look complicated to make, these hexagon shelves are the perfect project for a beginner.
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Stain (I used Minwax Special Walnut)
To start the project I decided to sand and stain first. Alternatively, you could cut, then sand and stain. Or you could even build the shelves and then sand and stain. There’s no right or wrong answer, here. It’s really just a personal preference.
Next I cut 6 sections 7″ long. Each end was cut at 30 degree angles.
If you sanded and stained before cutting you’ll be ready to get right to the assembly. I laid each section on it’s short side with what will be the outside of the shelf facing up. I used painters tape to attach each section (temporarily) together in a line. Then I carefully flipped it over so that I could apply wood glue between each seam.
Apply the wood glue and then fold the end pieces toward each other to create the hexagon. Make sure you add a piece of tape to the end pieces to hold them together.
Use a nail gun to put at least two nails in each joint. Let it dry, take off the tape and then hang them with whatever method you prefer! Not too bad, huh?? If you make some I’d love to see them!