This shelf was a random thought I had one day as I was staring at the mess my shop had become. I had gotten busy with projects and started to slack on my housekeeping in the shop, so I had material and tools everywhere. While I was putting away tools and trying to find places for the random pieces of leftover materials, I came up with this idea for a shelf.
The wood is old growth birch salvaged from the floors of an old Jim Beam Distillery warehouse that was built in the early 1900's to store aging whiskey. The bracket is hot rolled steel flat bar that was distressed to match the look of the wood. Both wood and iron are finished with a clear sealer to highlight the natural patina and rawness of the piece.