Make Hexagonal Shelving

What you will need:

  • 3 x Fencing planks (As level as possible) (Use pre-stained wood)
  • Wood screws
  • Drill and Drill bits
  • Miter saw
  • Rotary sander and sanding paper
  • Wood glue
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Leveler
  • Brackets
  • Screws

Method:

  1. To start set your miter saw to cut at a 30-degree angle. Once set you won’t have to adjust.
  2. If your fencing plank has a decorative end cut the end off at a 30-degree angle.
  3. Turn your plank over and measure 12 inches (30.48 cm) from the one end. Mark your spot and cut another 30-degree angle. Once done you will be left with a plank piece with two inward facing angles (pyramid like). One side should be a long side measuring 12 inches and the other a shorter side with inward facing angles.
  4. Repeat this until you have 15 equally cut pieces.
  5. When all pieces are cut and equal you can assemble your first honeycomb.
  6. You will need 6 pieces for your first honeycomb. Shape the pieces together to make a hexagon shape it will be like a puzzle at first. Keep the pieces facing upwards on their sides.
  7. Once constructed use your wood glue to carefully secure each piece to each other. Work on one side at a time. Press together firmly together and hold for a few seconds.
  8. Measure your two screw holes and pre-drill them to prevent cracking. Once holes are drilled secure your screws in place.
  9. Repeat on each side until you have completed your first hexagon.
  10. Once the first hexagon is finished it is time to build the next two. The two others will borrow sides from the already completed hexagon instead of build three separate hexagons.
  11. Set up the remaining two with the built hexagon in a pattern of your choice.
  12. Once you have set up your hexagons repeat steps 7 and 8 until all three are built and secured.
  13. You can add a shelf in the middle of one or two, just measure out the middle piece and cut the plank to size and secure as you did the hexagons. This step is optional if you are experienced.
  14. Once you are done and your honeycomb is built use a sander or sanding paper to sand down the edges. This will remove splinters and smooth out edges and also give a worn look.
  15. Your shelving is now ready to be secured to the wall.
  16. Measure out your holes and secure your brackets to the walls.
  17. Secure your honeycomb shelving to the brackets. Use a leveler to ensure the shelving is perfectly level.
  18. Use 3 brackets, placement will be dependent on how you built your honeycomb.
  19. Once secured, rate your shelving and you are done.