Hi there. This is my second instructable and I hope you enjoy it. These boat shelves add a nice rustic touch to any room. A very nice place to showcase your pictures or collectibles.

Step 1: Materials...

Hi there. Here is my take on a rustic boat shelf for roughly $40. I hope you enjoy this project. You will need:

5 1x6x6 foot pine

2 strips of floor underlay plywood 1/4 inch cut to 12 inches wide and 52+ inches long

Wood glue

Your choice of Paint for the outside

Clear varathane for the inside

Wood screws


First you must cut 2 1 foot pieces off of 3 of the 6 foot 1x6s for the shelves. On the table saw, rip a 2 inch strip off of 1 of the 1x6s and with what is left over, rip 4 1/2 inck pieces. Save what is left as you can use the rest for another project.

<p>So I'm a little confused now on the materials. Can you list the materials needed again, please? Or are the ones listed correct? Thank you!</p>
<p> Sorry about the directions. I'll revisit the project and make corrections. The &quot;floor&quot; (back) are 1x4s and you are correct, I used 1x6s for the shelves. Yours looks Great! Good job.</p>
Directions were a little off but it turned out well
And your shelves are supposed to be 2 foot strips glued together not 1 foot strips. And to do that you need 6 boards not 5.
I think you mean 1x6x6 boards and not 1x4x6
<p>umm, I think this is a copy of an original design by the amazing, logant3030 - (How To Make A Boat With Shelving).</p>
<p>I did not copy an original design, however I measured one at a flea/craft market and scaled it down to the size I wanted.</p>
When I saw this I thought of the piles of wood flooring planks at the Re-Store, there is never enough to do a room but plenty for a cool project like this.
<p>Awesome Job! I had cut all the pieces a few years ago and never got around to putting it together. Did you use finishing nails for the trim?</p>
<p> Actually I just used good wood glue and clamps. I didn't believe that finishing nails were needed. Thanks for looking!</p>
This is cool. My husband wants to build a doll-sized boat for my niece. I think he can adjust the measurements on this to do that.
<p>Nice work!</p><p>I was wonder how did you have bended the wood, I need to try it once.</p>
Because of the thickness of the strips (1/2 inch) and the fact that the curve is not really severe, Isimply started attaching them at the bottom of the shelf with clamps and worked my way up (carefully) to the top. I have bent wook before by steaming it. I simply put the wood in a 5 gallon pail lifted off the bottom with a can and pur hot water from a kettle in the bottom. I cover the top with a garbage bag. You may have to use several kettles and check the progress in between each one.
<p>Thanks :-) Last time I tried to usee steam to bend wood it wasn't end up very well, so I'll use the thick strips method.</p>
<p>very nice! turned out beautifully. i'd never seen this idea before - thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Thank you. It is a very fun little project.</p>

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