I make nothing for money (yet). However, I do make things for love. No wait, that sounds bad. I make things out of love — well, out of wood and love. 🙂
After making a rustic shelf for my step-daughter and side-step daughter to hold their finger nail polish and lipstick collection, they liked it so much they asked if I could make a few more things.
That surprised me. The first shelf was SO rustic and grungy, I almost figured they’d accept it with a smile, but would end up pitching it. Surprise! They LOVED it!! Looking on Amazon, I now see there is a whole category for rustic wooden shelves and things.
This project post is actually two things I can check off their To-Do list.
The first is a Spice Rack. You can see it’s using two different thicknesses of pallet wood. I made it as long as I could with the lumber I had. There’s nothing special about the build. I notched the sides with the table saw but only glued in the small ‘rods’ to hold the spice bottles in place. I hope they hold!
The other project came from a conversation I had with my step-daughter only 2 days before we were to drive up to see her on her 23rd birthday. She was talking about getting a great deal on sunglasses — like 6 for $25 — and wished she had someplace to display them all. I did an image search and found a design I thought I could pull off.
I used the final scraps of my thin pallet boards (no waste!) and a thicker board that had rounded sides and was pretty beat up. All I did was mark and notch the long board and glued the shelves in place.