My wife was wanting something different and Upcycled...
Step 1: Find Pallets
These are standard pine pallets
Step 2: Cut Pallets to Size
Cut them to the desired width with a hand held circular saw
Step 3: Screw Together
The easiest thing is not working to plan and rustic finishing
Step 4: Stain
Find a colour wood stain you like and pour it into one of those lever spray bottles and 'Spray paint' it .
Much faster than a brush application , considering how much area there is to cover.