I’ve been seeing a lot of sculptural tree bookcases in design magazines and blogs, from the very modern to the beautifully handcrafted. Unfortunately, they’re all either expensive or require extensive carpentry skills. So I put on my thinking cap, consulted with the team at Home & Family, and came up with this. Softly modern, inexpensive to make, and requires only basic crafting skills!
2 – 4’x6’ sheets of plywood
1”x6” pine boards
Screw gun and screws
Nail gun (optional)
Draw out your tree shape on the plywood. The best way to do this is to create a stick figure tree using a ruler and yardstick.
The branches don’t need to be cut at an angle but can just butt up to the trunk piece.
Use wood glue and then a nail gun or small screws to screw up through the tree into the shelving.