This is a shelf that my Uncle Allen made in high school back in the 40's. He was killed in a car accident when he was just 16, so this means a lot to me. You can see that it's not cut out exactly even, but it still doesn't matter. He was just a kid. I painted it and hung it in my kitchen. Hubby thinks it needs another coat of paint, but I told him I was going for the distressed look. He thinks I've accomplished it he said! All I need now is a knob for the drawer.