Made from 100 year old beam 3″ x 4″ x 96″. Finished in Tung Oil. Top and bottom planed just enough to give a flat surface. Saw marks left on front edge.
|First the beam was cut to length, avoiding the many cracks – those that remained were filled with glue and cherry dust.The two pieces glued together.|
|Using winding sticks to plane out the twist in the wood – rustic is one thing, but this has to have at least a flat level top.|
|Dado was routed into the ends. These will house a piece of oak that will be screwed to the walls of the alcove.|
|Three coats of Tung Oil applied. And supports made|
|How the supports will appear (or not appear).|
|Shelf in situ.With seasonal movement there is the possibility of the shelf creeping off the ‘rails’, so a small silver pin in the upper left and right holds the shelf in place.|