How To Build A Rustic Wooden Wall Shelf In No Time At All! | Awesome Home Ideas
You know we always need more space in the bathroom for our extra towels, bathroom tissue and sometimes a candle or two. I will show you how to make this wonderful addition to your home decor in very little time! It’s true, renovation ideas can seem formidable to those of us that have never undertaken tasks like this.Let me rid you ofyour fears and let you know right now. When this is over you will wonder why you didn’t do this sooner!
Depending on the size of your bathroom you will be able to determine how big your wall shelf will need to be. You don’t want a huge shelf that’s in the way when you try to take a shower right? Measure up and let’s get started on this DIY rustic shelfproject.
So how do youmake rustic wood? Well, it’s really easy – we damage it ourselves. You read that right, get out your hammers, iron bars and get to beating the supplies up. Just enough to make nicks and indentations though, we do not want the wood to split we just want to make it look distressed like it has been around forever. After thats over we canmeasureand cut our wood and plywood and it’s time to get them together.
I use glue one of the 28 1/2 boards and then set the 24″ board on top of the glue. Then I reinforced itwith 2″ nails.By the time you finish getting the boards together it should be in the shape of a U. Next turn it over and put more glue on both ends of the U and put the 25″ board across the top leaving 1/2″ hanging on each side.
Now it’s time to turn it on the floor and fit the shelves in. So, secure using the 2″ nails. Then, put the plywood behind the shelf and using 1″ nails. Make sure youfasten the board securely, thenturn it over and install the cleat. This will help fasten the unit to the wall.
The tiresome activities are done, well almost done hahaha! Time to sand the rustic wood shelves and prepare for staining after you’ve completed that part. So let it dry for about 24 hrs (take a break from the home decor duties) and when that’s done apply the polyurethane (this is a resin that protects the wood finish).
We can now tackle the towel bar by putting together the galvanized piping. Center the bar at the bottom of the cabinet and secure with 1/2″ screws. Then, you canmount your shelf unit and it’s ready to use. Kudos! You have completed (what was I hope) a great DIY project all by yourself! I hopeyou enjoyed this tutorial!
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