|Project by skone||posted 11-11-2010 01:33 AM||1548 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
I built this little set of hanging shelves loosely based on a shaker design that I came across. The wood is reclaimed southern pine tongue and groove sub roofing from the dump. There are a also a few whitewood cleats on the back (not shown) cut from european manufactured pallets that I got free. I love the free wood but have to say as an amateur trying to improve his game, it’s tough working with all the cupping, etc. It became much more apparent at assembly time that this was not going to be squared easily. I did my best though. And I hung it with my first french cleat which I thought was really great in its simplicity. The back of the shelving is a cut portion of a chalkboard my wife and I have had for 10+ years. The finish is amber bullseye shellac. The chalk/eraser ledge is made with an exposed tongue portion of board which I decided on the fly might be neat to do to remember what the wood was previously used as. And of course you see hooks which will hopefully keep my kids’ coats off the floor. Imperfect, fun and a learning experience with exposure to lots of new ideas. I will say this: next project I do I’m using straight wood! Thanks for having a look.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)