You remember that I got this stockade fence from my friend Regina last month. I made this DIY Americana flag with some of it, but had quite a bit left over.
I cut the boards to the length I wanted and then fastened them together. I decided to use the curved side to be the side that shows. I like the color of this side better than the back side of the boards. I got busy and forgot to take more pictures of the building process. Mostly cause I didn’t do it the easiest way, so it was more challenging than it should have been. I should have made the back ….
… then made the sides, and attach it all to itself.
The way I actually did it was to attach one side board to each side. That’s when I realized I was doing it the hard way, but continued on. I’m a little hard headed that way.
After putting one board on each side, I used a scrap piece to lay in between the first board and the second to leave a space. To those two boards I used a small scrap piece as a temporary fix. To that I added the third board.
I then added the somewhat crooked shelves, screwing through the side board into the end of the shelf board.
I continued with two more crooked shelves.
After I got all the shelf boards attached, I cut 6 more pieces for a rustic look. I screwed them in place to cover up the screws that where showing where I had attached the shelves. I removed the 2 temporary pieces that were holding the side boards together.
Here you can see what I mean by rustic. I used the raw ends toward the front of the shelf, with the cut end being in the back.
This is the back of the fence. It is rustic but I prefer the red stain over the green mossy stuff (?). Yeah, we’ll go with that instead of mold!
I love the patina, don’t you?
Would you believe that I don’t have a single potted flower to stage on this wonderful plant shelf! The only potted plants I have are my three huge hibiscus and my tipsy pots.
Check back tomorrow for another project from the scraps left when I cut the boards for this shelf. Plus I still have a dozen or so full sized boards left. Any suggestions?
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Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.