Hey, the shelves are done! Check ’em out →
Total cost: ~0
Total time: ~10 days
It’s always fun building this sort of stuff. On the surface, they’re nothing special since the knotty pine is inherently not a high-quality wood. Nor did I go to great lengths to get a smooth finish. But I’m pleased with the end result. Unlike most furniture you find these days, which looks good but will only last for a couple years (basically until you have to move it, at which point all the joints will fail), this shelf will probably outlast me, if it’s predecessor is anything to go by (a bookshelf my dad and I built 17 years ago using basically the same material and technique).