How to Build a Shelf From Baseballs

Got old baseballs? Turn them into this functional baseball shelf!
Got old baseballs? Turn them into this functional baseball shelf!

If you’ve got a beautiful collection of baseballs lying around your house, whether it’s from your glory days or your dog’s favorite pile of toys, you can reuse them once more into this one nifty item. But before you start this handy craft, it’s better to clean off the baseballs first to get better a result. Without much to say, you’re going to make a sports-themed shelf using balls as pillars.

Teenagers will admit that their bedroom is the perfect opportunity to show off their personal style. Like you, their bedrooms are more than just spaces for resting. That’s where they spend time playing with friends, catching up on homework assignments, and enjoying their favorite games.

That’s why teenagers have the tendency to be very specific with what they want inside their rooms. I have one friend who has two teenagers – a girl and a boy. The girl wanted a floral-themed bedroom; the boy wanted to showcase his love for baseball. And so in the spirit of helping, I showed her this project.

Your kid will surely appreciate this thoughtful DIY project.
Your kid will surely appreciate this thoughtful DIY project.

This do-it-yourself baseball shelf is perfect for what her son wanted. She could either hang it on the wall or just prop it on the floor. Plus, it’s so easy to do she even asked her son to help out with the project. I must say he enjoyed it, too.

If you have old baseballs lying around, give them a new lease on life and turn them into a baseball shelf. It’s unique and one-of-a-kind – it would make for one interesting conversational piece.

Materials:

  • 3 pcs boards (according to your desired length)
  • 2 pcs 3/8″x36″ all thread
  • 4 pcs 3/8″ nuts
  • 4 pcs 3/8″ flat washers
  • 20 pcs used baseballs
  • brackets to hang (optional)

Tools:

  • sawdrill
  • drill
  • grinder/hack saw

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Thanks to Petergottm for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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