Reclaimed Wood Shelf Ledge – Pottery Barn Knockoff

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This past spring my previous neighbor was deposing of an old picket fence and asked me if I wanted the wood.  I of course said yes because it was free wood.

The old fence from my neighbor

The old fence from my neighbor

After our huge living room remodel I really wanted shelves, rustic ledge shelves like these from Pottery Barn.  Spending $65 for one shelf is a tad ridiculous.  I decided to build on myself out of the old fence.

Materials:

  • 2 – picket fence pieces cut to 24″ in length (4″x24″)
  • 4 – 4″x4″ fence piece
  • 1 – 1″x2″ cut to 18″ in length
  • 10 – 2 1/4″ screws
  • Polyurethane
Pieces of wood cut

Pieces of wood cut

My helper

My helper holding the shelf together – I added 3 screws to the front.

Adding the sides of the of the shelf.

Adding the sides of the of the shelf.

Leveling the 1"x2"

Leveling the 1″x2″.  Once it was level I screwed it into the wall.  I then screwed the ledge into the 1″x2″

Finished shelf

I added a coat of polyurethane once they were on the wall just to seal the shelves.  Finished shelves.

Finished Shelf

Finished Shelf Close Up

Finished shelf

Total time per shelf:  20 minutes without polyurethane.

Difficultly:  Easy

Link Parties:

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