I've been working on a few things for an upcoming show. Here is a barn board shelf I just finished:
I found a few pieces of barn board that were about 34" long and already had both ends cut at an angle.
For the top of the shelf, instead of cutting the ends straight I left them angled which preserved the aged cuts:
For the shelf supports I cut off two ends from another piece:
I glued them into grooves cut into the bottom of the shelf top:
Then I cut a piece to fit between the shelf supports and added 3 hooks which I sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze paint and then distressed. The front edge of this shelf is "live" (meaning it's left as it came off the tree, not cut straight) and the whole shelf is hand rubbed with tung oil. It really looks nicer in person!
The following post shows my second shelf which is similar: Barn Board Shelf #2
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Linking at the following great blogs:
Beyond the Picket Fence
Shabby Creek Cottage
My Repurposed Life
Funky Junk Interiors
Sisters of the Wild West