Christmas tree display shelf for my wife

  • Advertise with us
Project by David Smith posted 12-10-2017 12:54 PM 2021 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Christmas tree display shelf for my wife
Christmas tree display shelf for my wife No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

My wife wanted a display shelf for Christmas what-nots that’s shaped like a Christmas tree. I made this using scrap wood and a piece of firewood for the ‘trunk.’ The shelf itself wasn’t a problem—glue/screw shelves to a piece of plywood. The trick was cutting the firewood to accept the stand and hold the tree plumb. The star is spray painted with glitter paint. The project took a little more than a day to finish (I work slow).

She posted a picture of this on Facebook, so now a bunch of her friends want me to make them one. I told her to tell them if they want one, marry a woodworker.

-- David

9 comments so far

View Douglas Krueger's profile

Douglas Krueger

416 posts in 4177 days

#1 posted 12-10-2017 01:45 PM

Nice Honeydo project with it’s own built in rewards. A great festive season project and now a possible career. The fireplace is not near as picky when it comes to square and level as the wife is. Merry Xmas

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

View Rich's profile


4698 posts in 1042 days

#2 posted 12-10-2017 02:54 PM

Your tree fell over. I hope no one was hurt.

Seriously though, that’s very creative. There’s never enough space for all of the decorations, and that’s a nice place to put them.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

View BB1's profile


1411 posts in 1301 days

#3 posted 12-10-2017 03:06 PM

Looks great…and sounds like this one day project could keep you busy for a while if you started taking orders!

View PaulDoug's profile (online now)


2061 posts in 2157 days

#4 posted 12-10-2017 04:55 PM

Great idea and carried out nicely.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View Sam12's profile


58 posts in 2209 days

#5 posted 12-11-2017 01:48 AM

Very nicely done! I love the “marry a woodworker” response to your wife’s friends!

View David Smith's profile

David Smith

43 posts in 965 days

#6 posted 12-11-2017 02:47 AM

Thanks everyone.

-- David

View Ivan's profile


14793 posts in 3321 days

#7 posted 12-11-2017 04:56 AM

So beautiful, she must be very happy!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Grumpy's profile


25536 posts in 4304 days

#8 posted 12-12-2017 09:31 PM

David , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View David Smith's profile

David Smith

43 posts in 965 days

#9 posted 12-12-2017 11:34 PM

Thanks guys. My wife loves it.

-- David

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics