After jointing tech shop you will be required to take a safety class to use the basic woodworking equipment.  During the class we created the components to make a shelf.  However at the end of the class we were just left with 4 simple plain looking pieces of wood.  This instructable will teach you how to take some plain jane pieces of wood and give them an aged and worn appearance.  Then you will be able to take your shelf pieces and build a shelf you will feel proud to hang on your wall.  

I made it at TechShop.  www.techshop.ws

Step 1: Cut Pieces for Shelf

I am going to real quickly go through how I made the pieces for the shelf.  Feel free to experiment and make the shelf to whatever dimensions you please.

I started with a 1 x 12 piece of pine board.  I first cut the board to 16" long.  Then ripped the board along the length to create a 4" wide section and a 6" wide section. (These dimensions aren't exact as the saw blade removes some of the material, but you get the point.)

From here I cut the end of the 4" wide board twice at a 45 degree angle.  these two triangular pieces will be the support for the shelf.

No you have your pieces for the shelf!  Feel free to cut the large and smaller piece to whatever shape you please.  I simply rounded the corners where the shelf will be exposed. 

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