How To: Make Mushroom Shelves

We have a sort-of suspicion that, up close, these shelves -- made out of actual shelf mushrooms -- might be a bit too reminiscent of those clocks made from overly lacquered slices of logs, but this photo gives them such Alice in Wonderland appeal that we kind of love them anyway.

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This is definitely a project for the intrepid, as it involves first wandering through the woods finding just the right mushroom (shelf-like, natch, and firm rather than mushy), then letting it dry in your home for a few days, then drying it still further in the oven before proceeding to trim it, attach wall fastenings, and finally finish it with a protective coating of, you guessed it, lacquer. (The post does recommend the matte, rather than the glossy, variety.)

Read the full tutorial: FinderMaker

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