I had a long empty space of wall that I wanted to fill.
I wanted one of those long ledge shelves similar to this:
This is Pottery Barn’s Holman Picture LedgeI needed it to fit a specific space so I decided to make one myself. I am pretty happy with it… I made it before I had my mitre saw, otherwise my cuts would have been a bit cleaner. So it has a bit of a rustic look to it since my cuts were all done with a hand saw.
I found the plans on Ana White’s website. Her blog is amazing – there are hundreds of free building plans! Check it out: ANA WHITE LEDGE SHELF
She calls them Ten Dollar Ledge Shelves, but mine were free! I used leftover wood in our basement from another project!
Some looks from the side:
From the other side:
I could have bought some shelves for this space, but I wanted one long shelf to sit higher on the wall. I love how it looks above our church pew.