Once all my cuts were done, we set out to distress the wood (although later I would find that me + hammer+ nails= distressing enough).
|We found the best way was to hammer chains in to the pieces of wood.|
A couple of days of drying later, we were ready to put it together with some nails and wood glue.
Apparently I am terrible at nailing straight so there were quite a few incidents where the nails came through the wood and had to be pushed out and nailed back in... like I said, distressed. BUT in the end, it came together quite nicely.
|Starting to come together. Note the wood on the bottom is actually our joists from the kitchen.|
Fast forward to our hooks arriving and putting the whole piece up on the wall and here is the finished project:
I finished my second (much easier) project from the book last night so once I put it up, I'll share pictures. Meanwhile, Ryan has been working on his plumbing skills and we now have our radiator installed in the kitchen #warmthwin.