By Katja Kromann

Laundry nook in garage make-over - shelf

Laundry nook in garage make-over - shelf
Garage shelf table top 1

With the chevron wall finished, we moved on to making a shelf.

The shelf will serve a couple of purposes.

1. It will hold the soap
2. It will have a curtain under it to hide all the outlets and hoses.
3. It will add another layer to the design.

Garage shelf table top 1

I found the long piece of wood at our local hardwood place, Austin Hardwoods in Santa Ana. They have so many to choose from and they have some thicker boards like this true 1 inch. It is the same place where we got the board for our shelf in the dining room:

barnwood IKEA EKBY DIY shelf in dining room

Tip: before going to the lumber yard, dress up just a tiny bit, and there is no end the amount of wood piles the guys will go through for you to get you "the right" one.

As with the board in there, I just wanted it minimally sanded. I wanted to keep the rustic look, but in a way that you would not get a massive splinter if you touch it.

Garage shelf table top 1

I also wanted the shelf to return down the side of the smaller pony wall. This will block the side view under the shelf, and it will mimic how we installed the wooden bar top in our kitchen, which has a similar return. You can see that here:

Kitchen remodel after IKEA Caesar stone Acacia hardwood.DIY

Here is the finished shelf.

Garage shelf table top 1

The joint at the end is secured with screws and the shelf itself is hung with some wooden brackets from IKEA.

Garage shelf table top 1

Nice and rustic. I am still going to give the shelf some furniture wax. This will further soften it to the touch and fill in some of the ridges.

Garage shelf table top 1

Garage shelf table top 1

We also had a tabletop built. But we bought the wrong plywood, so once it was filled and sanded it became very "wavy", so our handy man rebuilt it with some better wood. More on that next time :)

Garage shelf table top 1

Next: Laundry nook in garage make-over - progress


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and home maker by day.

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