DIY Antique Wood Shelf

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hazel oak farms added on 12/2/2015

Are you sick of those ugly, flimsy shelves balancing over your toilet in your bathroom? Well we have a solution for you! Here is a simple, classic wood shelf for hanging over your toilet in your bathroom. It is a cheap and easy project that anyone can tackle!

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

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Step 1

First cut your shelf boards. Cut your 1x6 into three 22" long boards. Make sure that these are all the same length.

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Step 2

Cut your side boards. Cut your 2x6 into two 30" long boards.

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Step 3

Layout your "cove" design on the bottom of your side boards. Use our design, or make your own. Transfer the design with a pen/pencil.

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Step 4

Cut out your design. A band saw or scroll saw would work the best, but a jig saw will get the job done just fine.

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Step 5

Drill all of your pocket holes and evenly space the 1x6 shelves. Drill 3 pocket holes with your Kreg Jig on each side of your shelf boards. Attach the top shelf first, that way your drill will have enough room to get the other 2 shelves attached.

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Step 6

Almost done! Fill your pocket holes with some wood filler. Let it dry overnight, and then sand it off flush the next morning.

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Step 7

Now you can focus on finishing. Sand up the rest of your shelf. Pick out a stain or paint of your choice. We used one coat of 'Minwax Dark Walnut' penetrating, oil based stain. This gave the shelf an "antiqued" look. Next you need to apply 2-3 coats of a polyurethane of your choice. It works the best if you use the same brand polyurethane as your stain. This stain and poly combo works well because it dries very quickly.

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Finished!

We love how this project turned out, and hopefully you do too! Make sure you check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @hazeloakfarms.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(1) 2x6, 72", Board  
(1) 1x6, 72", Board  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(3) shelves, 1" x 6" x 22"  
(2) sides, 2" x 6" x 30"  

Extras:

http://www.hazeloakfarms.com/#!DIY-Antique-Wood-Shelf/c1k7g/565b92110cf224052415f23c Visit

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