Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY: Film Splicer Shelf

Every once in a while, you see something you want, but you don't know why. I picked up this broken, old film splicer for 10 bucks at a pawn shop a few months ago. I'm into cameras and antiques, so it kinda made sense, but it also really didn't. But recently, I've started to put my office together, and I wanted to bring this thing into the mix somehow. I decided to make a shelf out of it, because it's the same width as my desk and, well, what else am I supposed to do with it?

First, I picked up a 1x4 and cut it to the width. I removed all the parts of the splicer so I was just left with the wood. Pretty cool to see how clean that wood used to look.

I painted them in the same white as the legs of my desk, then I nailed the 1x4 into the edge of the splicer board to make an L-shape.

I popped some anchors into the wall and screwed the vertical board into them, hiding the screws behind the splicer handles. Easy as pie.

Now I have a shelf over my desk, and the splicer handles turned into great knobs to hang stuff on. All kinds of stuff: hats, yarn, cameras, twizzlers, or anything really.