Office Shelving

In our continued effort to get our tiny house situated, I finally completed the office shelving. We wanted something to go around the bar, and after going through many plans for the shelving, we finally decided on a combination of wood shelves and steel brackets to hold everything into place.

Since we’re renting, I didn’t want to invest in permanent shelving that we couldn’t reuse. By not building the entire thing out of wood, it’ll be much easier to take apart and reassemble.

I built the left side and right side separately and anchored each into the wall, with one metal bracket on each side touching the floor for added support. The trickiest part was putting in the top shelf for our large collection of game boards.

full shelving



Because two brackets prevented the top shelf from easily sliding into place, I had to carve out a notch to fit it in.

shelving notch




Joining and Planing

In the midst of all the craziness of moving, I also managed to finish the table I’ve been working on. It was my first project using a joiner and planer, but I really like how it turned out.


The table top is all salvaged oak from The Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit, finished with Swilley’s Beeswax Wood Rub. The legs are just black iron piping I got from a hardware store.

I have some other house projects on the horizon that I’m sure my new joining and planing skills will come in handy for.

metal piping legs table top