How to Build a Wooden Shelf With Leather Belts

I've seen quite a few of these shelves online. Here is my version of it

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How to Build a Wooden Shelf With Leather Belts
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Measure and cut two wooden boards

Measure and cut two wooden boards

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Smooth the edges and sand down the boards (get lovely dusty legs)

Smooth the edges and sand down the boards (get lovely dusty legs)

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3
Prepare your wood stain, I'm using a kind of water based powder stain. The color is called antique oak

Prepare your wood stain, I'm using a kind of water based powder stain. The color is called antique oak

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Pour the powder stain in a pot

Pour the powder stain in a pot

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Add boiling water (about 1/2 liter)

Add boiling water (about 1/2 liter)

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Stain them boards

Stain them boards

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On both sides. I love that antique oak color!!

On both sides. I love that antique oak color!!

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Watch some netflix (preferably Doctor Who)

Watch some netflix (preferably Doctor Who)

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When dry, add another coat (if you want a deeper color)

When dry, add another coat (if you want a deeper color)

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You can save the rest of the stain in a container

You can save the rest of the stain in a container

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Get some old belts. I found these at a thrift shop

Get some old belts. I found these at a thrift shop

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I chose to pair these two belts because the right one had two holes and the left had none

I chose to pair these two belts because the right one had two holes and the left had none

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I used the buckle to mark where I should drill holes in the other belt

I used the buckle to mark where I should drill holes in the other belt

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Yes I said drill.. I haven't got one of them fancy pancy hole-machines

Yes I said drill.. I haven't got one of them fancy pancy hole-machines

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Worked just as well. Now you should have two rings like this

Worked just as well. Now you should have two rings like this

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Place the shelves inside the rings. Note: make sure the buckles aren't behind the shelf, then it won't hang properly

Place the shelves inside the rings. Note: make sure the buckles aren't behind the shelf, then it won't hang properly

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Now hammer nails in the bottom shelf

Now hammer nails in the bottom shelf

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Two for the bottom, one for the front and one for the backside

Two for the bottom, one for the front and one for the backside

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Same goes for the other side

Same goes for the other side

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Measure the distance up to the next shelf and give that a nail too

Measure the distance up to the next shelf and give that a nail too

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Turn and measure the back side as well, nail it. Do the same for both sides

Turn and measure the back side as well, nail it. Do the same for both sides

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Hang it on the wall, for this you will need a helper. Trust me!... Don't screw it to tightly, the belt should have a nice bow like this

Hang it on the wall, for this you will need a helper. Trust me!... Don't screw it to tightly, the belt should have a nice bow like this

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Enjoy your fine work 😉

Enjoy your fine work 😉

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1 Meter Wooden board 
4 Belts 
Liters Wood stain 
Screws 
Nails 
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