A Simple Shelf

This weekend I created a simple shelf.  Actually it was a lesson in how to use a router.  I’ve been wanting to learn how so I could add to my power tool repertoire and was fortunate enough to have a friend loan one so that I could try it out.  So off to Home Depot where I bought a one by four and then I went to routing.  I only needed a five foot length for the shelf I wanted, so I used the piece I cut off the end to practice and get used to the tool.  That was a good idea by my hubby (thanks honey!).  So after a little practice, I went right on to my board.  I routered (is that a word?) the three sides and left the back side flat to go against the wall.  I used four L brackets to mount it to the wall with help from the hubby.  Here are a couple pics; one showing my router skills and one showing my shelf in place above my scrap/craft table.  It was really simple and fun, so if you ever wanted to give it a try, go ahead.  It wasn’t scary at all.  I used the FolkArt Chalk paint in white which was great for the raw board because it didn’t require any priming.  Enjoy!

shelf router shelf in place

The board in the background is the next project I’ll share.  Have a great afternoon!