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DIY: Honeycomb Shelves 

This past week, Josh had an idea and went right to work on it. He designed some shelves for our super-tiny cabin in the shape of a honeycomb! What's so awesome about these particular shelves is they're totally reclaimed, re-used wood - he got a bunch of different old cabinet doors painted different colors from an old warehouse undergoing renovation (for free!) and I really love the way they turned out. I got to snap some photos in the process and thought I'd share.

**Since we posted these honeycomb shelves, Design*Sponge asked us to do a step-by-step tutorial for their blog. You can find all the info on making these yourself HERE!**

Sweet Belle, the farm dog.

And the final product!

I'm so proud of this awesome piece that Josh made! It's so sturdy and right now it's housing all of our library books, so they're not sitting around all over the place. This tiny cabin is gradually becoming our home!

*if you live in the WA area, Josh could make you something like this and deliver it to you! enquire for rates.


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This is great! Thanks for sharing. I forwarded the site to my handy husband. :-)

March 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

What an awesome project! it must have taken serious thought to figure out all the angles first. I love the colors scheme as well. So glad I found your blog tonight. I followed right away.

super duper fantastic!! I love it.

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermeg

Love this project! Like to make one myself. But how did you connect the part together? Did you glue them of screw them? (I think I would do both). Because I don't see any screws in your photos.. Very nicely done!!

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Thanks everyone!! Maria - Josh glued them and then pinned them. We're putting together a step-by-step to be featured on design*sponge soon! :)

April 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterSarah

Hello! I found your link via pinterest! I love this project! And I happen to live in WA, so I may contact you guys!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Wow, you've amazingly re-used the wood! And what's even more delightful about this is that the honeycomb shelf makes the living room or wherever that is more stylish. This is genius!

April 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Scrawling

This looks great! I love the colors. I hope to visit you guys sometime. I'm thinking west coast next summer :)

April 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

i love this! i think i have to ask my boyfriend to make one for our home... (: fantastic idea!

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

Umm so wish you all were closer the shelf is rad and so is the couch!!!


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUlmer Studios

what a fantastic idea! i am absolutely swooning over this! i am really interested in how josh put this all together - are you considering typing up an instructions booklet or anything? thnx! :)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjackie

Thanks for all the love on Josh's shelves! I think they're amazing, and I'm pretty glad I'm married to a total stud who's handy too.

So in case anyone else wanted to know how to build these, Josh put together a step-by-step tutorial that was featured on Design*Sponge! Here is the link:

Happy building, little builders :)

May 20, 2011 | Registered CommenterSarah

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September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Wall Art

Great looking shelves you have there. I'm looking to make some myself some as a fun summer project. Do you have any idea how much weight those things can support? I'd like to find my book collection a new home. Thanks again for sharing!

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJon Rex

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