Well, my Kreg Jig arrived today so I had to play with it. However, I only had about an hour and a half before my friend came over to watch the hockey game. Having just put the drink station in I decided a shelf for mugs next to it was needed.
I know the barn beam doesn't really call for any Kreg joints, but I found a way.
There's no way I'm going to stain it with a patina like this. I just took the sander to it briefly because the top and bottom pieces were so rough cut they were fuzzy. The front and back are oak and have become quite smooth.