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This is the first thing I personally made from only wood. I made this shelf to go over my kitchen sink because I have a very small kitchen with limited storage space. I used an old table leaf I found as the top and built the rest with recycled pallet wood and an old pantry cabinet a friend was throwing away. I live in a cabin on a lake and ran over the piece of driftwood(cedar) I used to make towel holder on my waverunner while doing this project. I covered some pieces with bandana style fabric (just like the way it looks). I burned some of the wood with a torch and coated all with sealant. It turned out looking great, just wish I had made sides of bottom section taller for more room above sink and it blocks a lot of light to sink.

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it is not too late to add more height above the sink. Then you could place a small florescent lamp under it. You could add several inches more of material to lift your shelf higher, or you could form a brace and attach it to the wall above the sink.

See what I did in our place.



The place where our sink was located in the kitchen was a dark section of our small kitchen, so I had a mirror place above the sink, which makes the room seem larger. Then a shelf was made to go under the mirror. All of this is stained the same colour as the cupboards. I then placed a slim florescent lamp under it. As you can see, I also added a face below the shelf which hides the lamp from view, but we get fantastic light.
 

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I may do that. Thanks for the input.
 

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Great idea, it provides additional storage. Like the look of the driftwood. Great recycle and great job!
 
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