|Project by RockyBlue||posted 01-09-2012 06:59 AM||5849 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I cut all this wood for my Uncle. He wanted a dividing wall to make a TV room, and I convinced him to make a slatwall with beetle kill. He helps me cut trees and likes the looks of this pine. I split a 1×6” then cut a rabbit on one edge to accept the standard slatwall shelf bracket. I kept all the split boards together so they match back up on the wall, as seen with the knots that are split. He screwed the slats to the wall from the other side with a 3/8” gap between each slat to allow the brackets to fit. We could have gone with a 1/4” gap, but I was going off a piece of standard slatwall MDF for my measurements. The shelves can be moved around wherever he wants and are all 6” wide. He has rough barnwood on the joining wall, so we decided not to plane the pine, and it matches well. It looks much better in person than in the photos. He used watco natural danish oil to bring the color to life. He also wrapped the header and end of the wall in pine. Now he can fill the shelves with his collection of replica woodburing cookstoves .
-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com