Re-purposing Old Barn Wood Into a Rustic Looking Bookcase


I bought some 12-foot roof boards from an old barn last summer. I had to have the guy cut them in half for me so I could get them home.
Last week, my wonderful hubby finally had a chance to get my bookcase built.
I also bought 6 old looking cast iron brackets to add some charm. I love the way it turned out.
Now, I just have to get the space cleared for it in my craft room. It will be filled with Amish dolls & shelf-sitters, while my store-bought bookcase will hold my rapidly growing library!

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  • Lance irwin
    on Feb 9, 2015

    Well done!

    • Lisa Myers
      on Feb 9, 2015

      @Lance irwin Thank you very much Lance! I'm ready to build another one now. That one is all filled up! lol

  • Judith
    16 minutes ago

    Lovely woodworking idea! So inspiring! 😍


    While YouTube is great for finding information on woodworking and how to start your first project—finding simple to follow, step-by-step woodworking plans is something I rarely find in YouTube videos.


    If anyone is looking for dimensional plans that lay out the entire process of a project—piece by piece and step-by-step—I highly recommend Ted’s Woodworking Guide that consist of 16,000 woodworking plans. Here's a link to his site.


    It’s an excellent guide with thousands of plans that go into detail about how to complete various projects.


    I believe it costs around $60-70, but the content within is well worth the price.


    Me and my hubby can't recommend it enough. Good luck! 🙂

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