Remember the to-do list? One of the jobs I was happiest to see get checked off our early spring list was kitchen shelves. These were another long-planned for project in the house. When we baled the walls, we added 2 x 4 reinforcement where we wanted to put them. So glad I saved those pictures.
These shelves are all Mr. B. He found the metal, cut it down, welded things, dug the wood out of our wood pile, and put it all together. They are probably more heavy-duty than our cups and bowls really need, but why do anything half way?
The wood is from the old house rafters. We used the same for our faux-rafters, and I just love the sew marks and nail holes. Mr. B steam cleaned them and sanded the cut edges, and I added a coat of tung oil. We went back and forth on sanding them down more – they are pretty rough and will be impossible to wipe down with a sponge, but sanding would have made them look like new. This will be one of those “we’ll see” situations. If they get too gross, we’ll need to sand them down all the way. In the mean time though, they are beautiful and the cups are finally on the same side of the room as the sink and coffee.