With the new baby on the way, I decided I needed a new shelf for the nursery. I thought it would be neat to have a shelf made from wood off our own property. A couple years ago, we had to take down two dead trees that were at risk of falling on our house. Mr. Handsome used a chainsaw and an Alaskan chainsaw mill to rough cut some of the logs into boards. It was a huge project that took hours. I decided to ask him to use one of these rustic pieces of wood to make my shelf, and he happily obliged.
My dad had given him an old-fashioned hand plane that he used to smooth out the wood. It was oak, which is a really dense wood, so it took a lot of elbow grease to get the job done. He purposely left it just a little rough to give it a rough-sawn appearance. We ordered the brackets on Amazon to create the modern floating shelf look. What do you think?