DIY Triangle Display Shelf


Earlier last month we happened upon this triangle display shelf via Instagram from Moorea Seal in Seattle and were inspired that it was handmade.  Ashley Miller (who works there) created it as a display shelf for the shop and so we asked these two ladies if they would be interested in sharing how it was made as a DIY for Poppytalk.  And we were thrilled they agreed!

The result is a stunning shelf perfect for not only retail, but at home too. Also, be sure to check out both Moorea Seal online and Ashley's Etsy shop, Charcoal and Ash.  All equally impressive - more of their contact info below!




In Ashley's words, let's see how she made it!  But first let's get to know Ashley and Moorea.

Ashley Miller
Ashley Miller is a Northwestern-er who loves bold scenic black and white photography. Inspired
by the Pacific Northwest landscapes both rural and industrial, her mission is to seek out and
capture the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Bring a glimpse of the Northwest to your home
with Charcoal & Ash’s beautiful fine art quality prints.
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharcoalandAsh
Instagram: @charcoalandashpnw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charcoalandash/


Moorea Seal
Founder: Moorea seal ;)
Where: 2523 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA
Open 7 days a week
Instagram: @mooreaseal
Pinterest @mooreaseal
Twitter: @mooreaseal


DIY Triangle Display Shelf

The inspiration for the Triangle Display Shelf was to create shelving that was useful and stylish that could also create height in the shallow shop widow spaces. The triangle shelf does a great job at creatively displaying store product without blocking light from the outdoors. The
removable bolts keep it safely attached they are a great feature allowing for repositioning and stacking. Once your triangle shelf is built you can customize it by painting, sanding, staining, or burning the surface for a variety of beautiful looks.

 Shopping List:
• 9, 1”x 6”x 72” pine boards (1 board per triangle I recommend buying a few extra)
• 54 (6 per triangle) 1-5/8” wood screws
• 1/4” flat washers
• 1/4” -20 hex nuts
• 1/4” -20 x 2 carriage bolts
Instructions:
1. First cut at the end a 33 1/3 degree angle
2. Then turn the board over, slide it down to 21”
3. On the long side cut 33 1/3 degree angle again
4. Repeat until board is cut into 3 pieces, cut all boards
5. Fit pieces together (see image below)



6. Screw in 2 wood screws per corner, until all 9 triangles are assembled (see image below)


7. Stack bottom row 3 triangles right side up, 2 upside down (see image below)


8. Drill holes with 1/4” drill bit dead center through the triangles to connect them.
a. Not on the outside wall or on the bottom only where the triangles connect, to
hold them in place so they do not fall over when stacked.
9. Install 1/4” bolts, nuts, and washers


10. Stack 2 triangles right side up and 1 upside down in center, on top of the bottom 5
triangles. (see image below)


11. Repeat step 8. (But do drill through the bottom connecting triangles)
12. Stack final triangle on top, drill hole in the bottom and bolt.



Thank you ladies!  We love it! Be sure to visit them both online or in store:


Moorea Seal
Founder: Moorea seal ;)
Where: 2523 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA
Open 7 days a week
Instagram: @mooreaseal
Pinterest @mooreaseal
Twitter: @mooreaseal

Ashley Miller
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharcoalandAsh
Instagram: @charcoalandashpnw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charcoalandash/


Jan Halvarson

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