5 Easy Step to Make Your Own Reclaimed Wood Shelf

The clock is ticking, but there's still time to make your crib so Christmas-cool that when Santa comes out of the chimney he'll want those milk & cookies “to stay.” Lindsey Granger got some tips from the stars of the new fyi series Downtown Shabby on how to make a fabulous shelf out of reclaimed wood.

You'll just need a piece of reclaimed wood as your shelf, an old window frame, some brackets, couple screws and some sand paper.

1.  Sand Rough Edges

You’ll want to make everything smooth, no grooves you get cut on so take the sandpaper and sand the rough edges of the wood.

2.  Drill the Brackets

It's important that you go slowly because you're using reclaimed wood and you want to use short screws so you don't go too far into it. Sometimes when using reclaimed wood you get a softening of the wood.

3.  Attach Board as Shelf

Now it's time to attach it so the board becomes a shelf. Once you get your brackets on you just lay that board across and drill up your support screws from underneath.

4.  Mount It on the Wall

It’s that easy. Just mount it and you’re almost done.

5.  Accessorize

This is where you're going to add your own personal touch. Remember to keep it simple.

Be sure to catch Downtown Shabby with Frank and Sherry Fontana: New Episodes, Saturdays at 10/9c on fyi

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