The other day I was working on my Marquee BOO Letters, and I needed a shelf to use for taking the pictures, so I decided to build on. I figured that if I needed one, then other bloggers might need one as well. I got out my tools, and I got to work building this DIY Blogger Prop Shelf.
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I have some old weathered fence slats, and decided that they would make a fun look for the shelf. I used my Rockwell Versacut Saw and cut my boards apart. I also got out my Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig along with my Black & Decker Matrix Cordless Drill. (PS. I LOVE this drill! My husband gave it to me for Christmas a couple of years ago, and it’s awesome! I love that I can change out the attachments at the front, and make it do almost anything that I want!)
I cut one 2′ length, two 1′ lengths, and one 2′ foot length of a slat that had been cut in half length wise. I placed my boards how I wanted the shelf to be.
This is what the corner looked like.
Because I didn’t want the screws showing on the top of the shelf, I used my Kreg drill bit, and adjusted it to how I needed to use it. I didn’t drill at an angle, I drilled straight into the side of the shelf. Then I inserted the screws, and attached that end of the shelf together.
This is the corner after I screwed it all together.
After I did that on both sides, I grabbed my Rockwell Sonicrafter F30 with a sanding head on it, and distressed the edges, and sanded off the pieces that could cause slivers.
Once sanded, I was ready to use it. I took it in the house and set it up and used it for the pictures of the Marquee BOO Letters.