Look around the average home and you will see a lot of straight lines and right angles. Most of us buy our furniture at the store. We fill our houses with finished products which are comfortably contemporary, but don’t do a whole lot to fire our imaginations. Then we long for nature and dream of our next vacation when we can go hiking in the woods and finally get back in touch with our primal selves.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! We can bring the beauty of nature right into our homes when we use natural materials in creative ways, as demonstrated by this amazing project by HandGround on Imgur! Check out the project discussion on Reddit.
User HandGround has constructed a literal tree of knowledge—a bookshelf made from slices of a felled oak tree. It fits perfectly in a corner, conserving space. He did a minimal finishing job on it and left the rough edges with the beautiful natural trunk texture intact. The shelves appear to float, but each one is supported by a single self-threading screw. Before spacing the shelves, he ran a simple computer design model which told him how far apart to space them so he could fit in different volume sizes. The finished result? Amazing! In for more free DIY shelves? Check out our 40 Brilliant DIY Shelves That Will Beautify Your Home.