Coffin Shelf

The Halloween season is approaching! Get out the pumpkins and bats. Here is a home decor tutorial fit for a king… a vampire king!

 

This project was inspired by Batbones’ project so check this video out if you are unsure about anything. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97MU9YSAA-8&t=408s

 

 

Materials:

Wood (I used two by fours, plywood, and scrap wood)

Fabric

Staple Gun

Paint (black)

Handsaw

Screws

Metal Brackets (90 degrees)

Screw Driver/ or Drill

clamps

*optional* – wire / hook for hanging

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

 

 

1st – Trace a coffin shape the size you would like on your biggest piece of wood.

 

 

2nd – Use a hand saw to cut along the outline

 

 

3rd – Stretch the fabric across the coffin cut out and staple to the back

 

 

 

 

4th – Next,  line up wood around the edges, mark and cut pieces to create a border

5th – Paint your wood pieces black

 

 

 

6th – Attach the border. I clamped the outside pieces down to hold everything in place. Drill little holes through the back of the coffin wood border before putting in the screws.

7th – Measure straight across the coffin for shelf length, and cut more wood according to the measurements.

 

8th – Use metal brackets to hold up the shelves (I had to clamp mine and hit it with a hammer to fit the weird angles in the coffin.

 

 

 

 

You’re Done! 

 

*I didn’t hang up my shelf but if you’d like, add wire or a hook to the back of your coffin

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