Baby Closet Shelves

We’ve been collecting loads of baby stuff as Luciana gets closer to her due date. In an effort to keep things organized, we decided that I should build some closet shelves so there’s a place to put all the baby things.

I didn’t want to make any permanent changes to the closet, since as the baby grows up, they might want to hang things instead of stuff things in boxes. I designed some real basic units that matched the woodland-creature-theme of the room and still cost less than buying a ready-made product.

Here’s how it turned out.

I finished the shelves with Johnson’s Paste Wax. I was considering leaving it unfinished, but I figured any protection would be better than no protection. I considered more traditional finishes like polyurethane, but the amount of work to apply it to a place that rarely sees daylight didn’t seem worth it. Paste wax turned out grate and I even buffed out a bit of a satin sheen.

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