For my son’s nursery, my wife wanted to decorate the room with a vintage airplane theme. As she was brainstorming ideas, she saw this shelf on Pinterest (where all women go to daydream). She brought me a picture of a shelf in hopes I could recreate it. The site did not have any directions so I had to use my creative side to make an exact replica. Of course you can’t say “no” to your pregnant wife, and I thought it was pretty cool, so I decided to make it. I’m glad that I was able to make something unique for his room.
What you’ll need
- ½ inch copper pipe
- Wheels (purchased from Amazon)
- Propeller (purchased from Amazon)
- Washers and caps
- Threaded rod
What to do
- Pick the length of your board and cut to size.
- Cut the copper piping to the size of your desired spacing between the wings.
- Drill holes in the top and bottom and insert the copper piping. Secure with the washers and caps.
- Put threaded pipe between copper, so the rod extends a little past each board.
- Cut a round circle out of the spare wood and attach the propeller with another washer. You can keep it in place or work with it so that it will still spin.
- Carve some partial holes behind the propeller; be sure not to go all the way through the wood. This is where you’ll place the other two copper pieces.
- Cut two small pieces of copper for the wheel placement. Bend the top of the copper and drill in under the wing.
- Attach the wheels.