Have you ever seen a honeycomb shelving unit and though it looked nice? Perhaps you’ve even thought about building one. If so, this imgur tutorial, also seen on the “Honey Do This” site, shows  you how to put one together. If that wasn’t enough, there’s even a bit of colorful commentary, addressing some likely excuses that you might have.

What’s great about this project is that as cool as it looks, it’s quite simple. All you need is a length of wood, author “hnydt” used an 8 foot length of pine, glue, and a compound miter saw. Cut each of the honeycomb lengths at a 30 degree angle, and they’re ready to be combined into something interesting.

Of course you could make something symmetrical, and as an engineer, it’s hard not to, but the five ‘comb design looks quite nice when finished.

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Speaking of finishing, if you’re not going to put this in the garage or basement, you might want it to look a bit more polished. I would guess that most of the readers of this blog could come up with something, but for inspiration, check out part II of the tutorial. As seen in the first picture, this ‘comb structure looks much better after a little paint and stain is applied!