To take some boards you have no need forl, and just see what happens. My wife and I are moving, and I had an 8’ solid pine shelf that I used for tool storage ect above my pegboard in our old basement suite. With the move I had no need for it, so now i had just an 8 foot pine 1×10. For more of the story, you need, more of the story. I’m currently building a nice oak entertainment center, but in the mean time I still have my ugly black vaneered MDF one, and an old Ikea 3 drawer dresser that I turned into a componant rack by removing the drawers and installing shelves. So, along with my 8 foot 1×10 I also had three 20 inch 1×8’s. All pine, all slightly warped, whats a boy to do. I decided, that without really planning, I would woodwork by the seat of my pants and see what came out. Two work hours later I now have a much nicer componant rack to be used until I finally finish my entertainement center…in another year or so ;) I’ll post it under projects at a later date.