Nothing can blend better with any decorating scheme than wood. A wooden shelf can certainly compliment any setting, be it classic or contemporary. It is a widely used building material due to its durability, aesthetic flexibility and warmth. Any room it is placed it; it brings a definite sense.
Benefits of Having a Wooden Shelf
Of all building materials, wood has the longest relationship with us. This is due to the fact that it is renewable, versatile and particularly easier to modify than metal. If you want to use wood but prefer a different appearance, all you have to do is paint it. It’s easy to drill, cut, stain and sand so the possibilities are almost infinite.
Wood is also a cost effective option. You’ll be able to enjoy a timeless appeal for a good price. There’s a plethora of building products out there, however it can be difficult to test the realibility of each option. But when it comes to wood, you can easily point out the best candidate for a shelf. With a bit of work, savaged wood can be revamped into a beautiful shelf, too.
For novice DIYers, you will find that building a wood shelf is one of the best ways to begin your journey. It is guaranteed that you will have fun playing with details and design.
Wooden Shelf Care
Even though wood can last for years, it is not completely resistant to wear. Spend some time and money on maintaining your wooden shelf after building or purchasing it.
Moisture is only good if the wood is still part of a living tree. It is one of the major causes of early retirement of wooden furniture so make sure to coat your wooden shelf, and re-coat every 2-3 years. Avoid putting the wooden shelf in places where there is a lot of moisture such as in the bathroom or near a radiator. Moisture will penetrate the wood and cause it to warp, bow, crack or rot. Extreme heat is also bad for wooden furnuture. So avoid putting it under direct sunlight for a long time.
Use commercially-prepared products to keep your wood looking pristine. Also, if you must heavy objects above it, put them on the supported sides and not on the center.