Barnwood Shelf

I decided the big boy room needs a barnwood shelf.  So after enlisting some hubby help….

I staged it with some blue mason jars for y’all.  No sneak peeks of it in the big boy room yet!  So what do you need??  Some barnwood and a dowel rod.

Don’t forget your Gorilla wood glue…

Pick your barnwood carefully…these worn edges make your shelf extra special….

We are extremely blessed with a great supply!  Cut your bottom and back the same length….

We drilled three holes in the bottom 1/2 inch deep…

DH put tape on the drill bit so he knew where 1/2 inch was…isn’t he a genius??  And three holes in the side of the back….

K…I say “we” but I mean I watched…grins….  Then cut little dowel pieces for the holes…

Did a dry fit of the two together then put the glue to each hole….

We used a few finishing nails to hold the two pieces together while they dried.  Now the ends….dh is a genius once again…as he made ‘em where the gorgeous barnwood edge is out…

A little Gorilla glue and finishing nails finished off the ends…

Gorgeous barnwood details…

And make sure all those natural edges stay out and the sawed edges are hidden….

It makes all the difference…gorgeous country goodness…

I can’t wait to accessorize it in the big boy room…

And ain’t I lucky to have such a great hubby??
So what did you make this weekend?
See how to  make a shelf from barn wood for your farmhouse style decor!


  1. says

    Wow, Angie, isn’t it a blessing to have a ready supply of barnwood? Good for you! I really like the shelf–and the blue jars look great on it!

    You might want to stop by my blog today–I think there’s a little announcement there that might interest you! :)

  2. says

    Beautiful! I love old wood. You’re lucky to have had such nice pieces.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you’ll come see my daughter’s dining room redo.


  3. says

    This is a really awesome post! I would like to invite you to link it up to my link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join in the fun! Mary :O)

  4. says

    o, and meant to say that I am following..hope you will come by my place sometime. I am loving all your cute ideas. I am olden and it is a struggle to *stay up* with the times..all you younguns blogging sure does help me. :)))

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