Ship-inspired wall shelf
Graduated shelves and graceful symmetry hang on a single stud.
Synopsis: The center rib of this shelf holds five graduated shelves with different thicknesses, widths, and lengths. The design is based on the mast and spars of a sailing ship. The main rib is the infrastructure that locks the shelves and their supports in place.
I have a thing for wall-mounted furnishings, be they clocks, lamps, cabinets, or shelves. The latest design is based on the mast and spars of a square-rigged sailing ship. It is designed to be light, graceful and strong, for display of books, DVDs, art objects, or just your collection of knickknacks. The whole shelf is designed to hang on a single stud. Like the spars on a ship, the shelves get thinner and smaller as they go farther up the rib.
Start with the center rib
All of the shelves branch out from the center rib (or mast). Before the rib has been tapered, and…