Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood

When someone says they have some free wood they are getting rid of and ask if you want any, the answer is always (almost anyway) YES!

Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood

I am not sure what this wood was originally--1" x 4" s that I thought were maybe fence boards, but they are full of brad nails.
Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood

My first project with the boards was a rustic, ladder shelf.

Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood
I started with four 5'6" boards for the sides of the "ladders".  I cut eight 11" long boards for the rungs. I pre-drilled the rungs on the underside with a countersink bit. I cut twelve boards 50" long for the shelves.
Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood
I sanded and stained everything before assembling it.
Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood
I then made the ladder sides, using 1 5/8" screws and being careful to measure properly so they were the same.
Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood
I then attached three boards to each rung to make the shelf.
Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood
To complete the shelf, I added an X , made with two reclaimed boards. This really helps to make the shelf sturdy. I love the rustic feel to the shelf that can easily be dressed up with accessories. 

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Rustic Ladder Shelf Made from FREE Wood

4 comments:

  1. You had me at FREE!! What a wonderful idea for upcycling! There are so many things we can do to keep things out of the landfills....if only we look at things with new eyes. Great project!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it is sad how much goes to the landfills.

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  2. This looks AMAZING against the brick wall! Just darling!

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