Well I missed the deadline for the shelving contest, so here goes for "woodworking."
This live edge shelf is my attempt at combining a rustic look, with a more modern design. I saw a very similar shelf in a magazine made out of jet black black granite, with a stainless steel stripe running from top to bottom, slightly offset from the center, and I loved it. I don't have equipment or finances to work with granite and steel, so I had to come up with a different idea. An idea that was do-able with minimal tools and a beginners skill level.
This is my first Instructable, as well as my first attempt at building something useful. So here goes.
I don't have an accurate time frame for the build. In all, I don't think it took more than 3-4 hours of actual work (aside from waiting for glue to dry overnight), but I tend to be a casual hobby worker who takes breaks to watch football, grab a drink, walk the dog, eat dinner, etc. A project that takes most people 2 hours, will likely take me 2 days.
Wood Materials. (abviously you can choose any wood you wish)