I always love a project that I can create from the overwhelming pile of scrap wood I accumulate. Check out this simple scrap wood shelf that we threw together.
Since we moved into our current house, the wall behind the toilet in our master bathroom has been bare. Not that that is a problem, but we thought this was a great opportunity to decorate and make it feel more homey. Plus it’s scrap wood so it’s free right!?!
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How to build a Scrap Wood Shelf
We had some scrap 1×4’s, 1×6’s, 1×8’s, and 1×10’s lying around and cut them all to 26″. You could make this however large or small you want. Using the Kreg jig we drilled pocket holes on the back of the boards to attach them to each other and one pocket hole on each in to attach the side boards in the next step. We then screwed the boards together with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Once the boards were screwed together, we measured the length and cut two 1×4’s to screw onto the edges of the boards. This helps to keep the board sturdy. We attached the side boards with 1 1/4″ screws in the pocket holes that were drilled in the previous step.
Since we had some awesome reclaimed scrap wood lying around I left them as they were. For the newer boards I added a thin coat of Rust-Oluem Chalked paint in Serenity Blue and Country Gray the lightly sanded overtop once dry.
The next step is to attach the shelves. We randomly decided on the shelf pattern. Once we had an idea of what we wanted to do, we measured where the shelf would be placed, and marked the location on the back.
We then used 2″ wood screws to attach the shelves.
Two of the shelves were placed on the edge of the board, so no measuring was required. Makes things easier. Hope you enjoyed our scrap wood weekend project!
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!