Ryan and I decided to build a display shelf for all of these treasures.
We found the plans over at Ana White and it was so easy to make! You can click here for her instructions.
1 – 1×4 @ 36 3/4″
2 – 1×4 @ 3 1/2″
4 – 1×4 @ 6 1/2″
5 – 1×8 @ 8 1/2″
First step, glue and clamp one of the 3 1/2" pieces to the edge. Drill holes right next to it.
Put the 8 1/2" piece right up tight to the small piece.
Hint: Use wood glue on all surfaces that wood touches wood. Three (3) sides of this piece will have glue on them. If you don't, it will wiggle!
Glue and clamp a 6 1/2" piece right up tight. Drill wood screws in the back through pre-drilled holes to secure. Ummm just so you know, Ryan does NOT pre-drill his holes. I do. You can choose.
Continue alternating 8 1/2" with 6 1/2" pieces, gluing and screwing. End with a 3 1/2" piece.
This is what it will look like:
When it is all dry, you can paint it. I chose to do the vinegar/tea method of aging wood.
Brandon loved his "show-off shelf" and we love the clean floor!
p.s. To hang it, we drilled a long wood screw directly into the wall studs. :)
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