Painted X Shelf

Submitted by scokenour on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:26

I slightly modified the X Shelf plans, using 2x2's (actually ripped my own from 2x6's since the only ones I could find were in horrible shape). The X's were a little trickier than I anticipated, but well worth it! I really like the look using 2x2's vs. the chunkier 2x4's.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine. Plywood
Finish Used
Stained using a vinegar/steel wool (my favorite!), then painted a quick coat of antique white milk paint, sand; then a quick coat of gray wash (1/2 Pewter Grey 1/2 water); then sealed with finishing wax.
Recommended Skill Level


Lady Goats

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 08:57

I'd actually considered going down to 2x3s instead of 2x4s, but the 2x2s look great! Awesome Job!


Fri, 10/04/2013 - 09:19

Thanks! My inspiration piece actually came from a piece that one of the dealers (I work in a high-end antique & interior store) and I was THRILLED to see your plans which made it so much easier! Can't wait to start my next project!