Wood Beam Shelves – Creating your own shelves is often the only way to avoid buying one-size-fits-all nondescript furniture. Making your own shelves of reclaimed wood will not only save you money, but the materials you reuse will make the final product look rustic and aged. Also, since most wood waste in the home comes from old furniture, fencing, and other do-it-yourself work, it is important to reuse part of that wood to protect the environment. The use of old beams to create wooden shelves is a solution to do just that.
Slice of the beam using the circular saw. Wear protective glasses to avoid the debris that flies into your eyes. Depending on the size of the shelves you may have more than one beam. Cut the slices 1/2 inch thick. Ideally, each slice should be 3.5 feet long, but you can change the measurements according to your own needs. Sand the slices of wood using the sander and the sandpaper.
Apply the varnish with the brush. Use a mask when applying the varnish as it may contain chemicals that can be harmful to the lungs. Screw the structure of the shelf to the wall. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You can get wooden frames or metal shelf from any furniture store. The distance between the frames of the platform should be 10 inches shorter than the length of the slices of wood. Place the slices of wood on the shelf frame.