Make your own Easter etagere

 
Easter DIY project
How to make an Easter etagere

This three-level centrepiece is the ideal way to display your favourite ornaments. It's a great project to get into the Easter spirit or even just to use as a display piece throughout the year.

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    If you’ve got some glass bottles lying around, why not repurpose them in our DIY etagere? Grab some wood and your favourite tools and follow these steps to get started.augen

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    Required power tools:

    Other accessories:

    • Forstner bits: 30 mm
    • Wood drill bit: 11, 8, 4 mm
    • Flat-head screwdriver
    • Paint roller with paint tray (opt.)
    • Clamps
    • Measuring tape or ruler
    • Pair of compasses
    • Pencil
    • Protective gloves
    • Protective goggles
    • Face mask

    Required materials:

    • M8 hanger bolts
    • M8 screw sockets
    • Woodscrew
    • Rectangular glulam boards (e.g made of paulownia): 30x30, 25x25, 20x20 cm
    • Round bar of beech wood: diameter 2.5
    • Empty glass bottles
    • White or coloured wood varnish: approx. 175 ml (opt.)

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    Item

    pcs

    Designation

    Length

    Width

    Thickness

    Material

    0

    2

    M8 hanger bolts

    50 mm

    1

    2

    M8 screw sockets

    30

    2

    4

    Woodscrew

    35 mm

    3

    3

    Rectangular glulam boards (e.g made of paulownia): 30x30, 25x25, 20x20 cm

    4

    Round bar of beech wood: diameter 2.5

    50 cm

    5

    8

    Empty glass bottles

    6

    White or coloured wood varnish: approx. 175 ml (opt.)

    1

    Measure the glulam boards

    For this three-level etagere, first the centres of the three glulam boards have to be determined. Use a ruler and a pencil to draw two diagonal lines from one corner to the opposite corner. Starting from the determined centre point, use a pair of compasses to draw the largest possible circle on all three boards which, according to each board size, results in three circles with a diameter of 30, 25 and 20 cm respectively.

    1 - Measure the glulam boards
    Measure the glulam boards

    2

    Mark and drill holes for the bottles

    Next, take the two boards with diameters of 20 and 25 cm. Using the diagonals that were drawn on them in step 1, mark each of their centres between their outer circle line and the centre point of each circle. This results in a total of four markings on each board. Set the PSB 18 LI-2 and a 30 mm Forstner bit on the markings and drill four holes. Later, the bottlenecks will go through these holes. Note: Depending on the size of the bottles that you will use, the sizes of the required Forstner bit and consequently the holes can vary.

    2 - Mark and drill holes for the bottles
    Mark and drill holes for the bottles

    3

    Drill the remaining holes

    Then, drill a hole in the circle centre of both boards, using the PSB 18 LI-2 and an 8 mm wood drill bit. Also, drill a hole in the circle centre of the 30 cm diameter board, using a 4 mm wood drill bit.

    3 - Drill the remaining holes
    Drill the remaining holes

    4

    Trim off the excess from the boards

    Now, firmly fasten each of the glulam boards to the workbench with screw clamps. Then, saw out a circle of each of the three glulam boards along their outer circle lines, using the PST 18 LI.

    4 - Trim off the excess from the boards
    Trim off the excess from the boards

    5

    Cut and drill the round bars to length

    The circular boards of the etagere will later be connected by three cut-to-size round bars, hanger bolts and screw sockets. First, saw off a 5 cm piece from the beech wood round bar, using your cordless NanoBlade saw. The lengths of the other two round bar pieces depend on the height of the bottles that you will use. The round bars should have lengths that correspond to the distance from the bottom of the bottle to about 4 cm below the bottle opening.

    Use your PSB 18 LI to drill a hole in one end of the 5 cm round bar piece, using the PSB 18 LI-2 and the 11 mm wood drill bit. With the 8 mm wood drill bit, also drill a hole in one end of the other two round bar pieces. In one of the longer round bars, drill a 11 mm hole on the opposite side.

    5 - Cut and drill the round bars to length
    Cut and drill the round bars to length

    6

    Insert the bolts and screw sockets in the bars

    Insert the hanger bolts into the two 8 mm holes and screw the screw sockets into the two 11 mm holes, using a flat-head screwdriver. Now, the etagere can be assembled.

    6 - Insert the bolts and screw sockets in the bars
    Insert the bolts and screw sockets in the bars

    7

    Mount the round bar to the board

    In order to assemble the etagere step by step, first hold the long round bar with the side that does not have a hole against the board with the largest diameter (30 cm) which is set up like a wheel. Using the Ixo, screw a woodscrew from below through the pre-drilled 4mm hole into the round bar, mounting it vertically to the board.

    DIY Tip:

    Prior to assembling, both the round bars and the circular boards of the etagere can be painted white or in your preferred colour.

    7 - Mount the round bar to the board
    Mount the round bar to the board

    8

    Assemble the second level

    Then place the board with the diameter of 25 cm on the round bar and screw the hanger bolt into the screw socket of the second, equally long round bar.

    8 - Assemble the second level
    Assemble the second level

    9

    Insert the glass bottles and finish by fixing the final board

    Place four of the glass bottles on the lower board, making sure that the bottlenecks fit through the holes in the 25 cm board. Then, place the four additional bottles on the 25 cm board, using the remaining space between the bottlenecks that stick out. Lastly, place the 20 cm board on top of the etagere and fix it to the 5 cm round bar by screwing the screw socket of the 5cm round bar into the hanger bolt of the upper, 8 cm round bar.

    9 - Insert the glass bottles and finish by fixing the final board
    Insert the glass bottles and finish by fixing the final board



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    Bosch does not accept any responsibility for the instructions stored here. Bosch would also like to point out that you follow these instructions at your own risk. For your own safety, please take all the necessary precautions.


     

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