Feedback

Shelf unit

Create this stylish shelf unit from reclaimed wood and finish it off with Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner – 62

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 40mm panel pins, reclaimed bare wood (ours measured 20mm x 90mm), a clean cloth, drill with drill bits, hammer, paintbrush, pencil, PVA glue, sandpaper, saw, screwdriver, set square, shelf hangers with screws (x2) and a tape measure. Resene Colorwood Whitewash.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene First Light.

Other ideas: For a more natural finish, and to enhance the grain, apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear satin over the bare wood.

Step 1 how to build a shelf unit
Step one
Measure and mark the wood into two 640mm lengths and four 180mm lengths.
Step 2 how to build a shelf unit
Step two
Use the back of the saw to make cutting lines, as shown.
Step 3 how to build a shelf unit
Step three
Using the pencil lines as a guide, cut the pieces of wood to size.
Step 4 how to build a shelf unit
Step four
Lightly sand the pieces of wood, taking care to smooth any rough edges.
Step 5 how to build a shelf unit
Step five
Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 6 how to build a shelf unit
Step six
Assemble the unit, as shown, fixing with PVA glue and panel pins. Use a set square to ensure corners are at right angles, and drill narrow pilot holes first to prevent the wood from splitting. Allow glue to dry.
Step 7 how to build a shelf unit
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Colorwood Whitewash to the unit and allow to dry.
Step 8 how to build a shelf unit
Step eight
Fix two shelf hangers to the back of the unit, as shown. Again, drill pilot holes first so as not to split the wood.

Other projects you might like to try

Build a mini mug shelf and paint a funky colour
Silver plant pot

Weekend DIY Paint a terracotta pot silver blue
Build a mini mug shelf and paint a funky colour
Mug shelf

Weekend DIY
Buld a stylish outdoor coffee table
Outdoor coffee table

Ways with wood
Paint a two tone wooden  planter
Two tone planter

Ways with wood
Paint a wooden garden art panel
Garden art panel
Weekend Gardener
Make a wooden art deco letterbox
Mail order

Weekend Gardener

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties.. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos