Making a birdhouse shelf

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For a couple of months now I’ve been thinking about a small shelf for odds and ends in V’s room. I saw this “songbird shelf” online and realized that was exactly what I wanted. I just didn’t want to pay $189 for it.

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Since I had the experience of making my Kathy Orta Voyager Box using heavy card stock, I knew I could make something similar to the songbird shelf.

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I made two boxes 10.5 x 9.5 inches and stacked them on top of each other. Then I made another box at the base and created a drawer. Last was the roof. The whole thing is rather tall at almost 3 feet. The shelf spaces are a good size for V’s craft books that she has created. I measured those before hand to make sure they’d be a good fit.

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Of course my main concern was that the whole thing would be sturdy enough and it certainly is. Sometimes I doubled or tripled the card stock to make sure that it didn’t feel flimsy. It’s going to be screwed to the wall and I don’t have any worries that it is going to tear to break.

I wanted a drawer at the base. V picked the pull handle.

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And there is a nice space for Hoot the Owl.

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I even finished up the backing. I was glad to put all of my scraps to use.

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