Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Barnwood Wall Cubby

Where do I get my ideas? Everywhere, really--Pinterest, Facebook, catalogs, nature, need. I try to never copy (an when I do I give credit whenever possible!!) and rather be inspired to create something that is unique and my own. And sometimes I am inspired by the material.
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf
I recently acquired some nice, thin barnwood boards (these are cut-offs from a cabinet builder). I will be using most of them to make signs, but I knew they would also make a nice wall shelf that wouldn't be too heavy, because a'int nobody likes trying to hang up heavy stuff.
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf

I kind of had a plan, but not really. Using the thickest boards (so I could screw into them), I created a wood rectangle for the outside. I thought I would put two shelves inside of it, but decided one made more sense so the shelves could hold taller items. 
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf
After adding the one shelf, I thought, why not make it into a cubby style shelf? Now, had I decided I was doing this first, I would have cut the two inside boards and fit them together to create an X or a +. Instead, I cute two separate boards for the vertical divider boards. I attached them by screwing through the top and bottom shelves.
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf
I added some of the same boards for the back, gluing and nail gunning them on to the shelf. I cut one of the boards in half lengthwise to add to the front of the cubbies.

I then painted the outside red and stained the whole shelf. It would be great in a bathroom or the kitchen. Here it is for sale in my booth.
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf
Where would you use it?
Barnwood Cubby Wall Shelf

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