Wood coffee station sign shelf with mugs
I’m not sure which I love more… making rustic reclaimed wood projects or coffee. So whenever I have an opportunity to mix both, I’m all over it!
Such was the case with a new coffee stencil design, offering a new twist to an old classic!
About the coffee stencil
National Brewers Coffee is a crate-styled coffee stencil that now comes in 2 sizes!
The new smaller size I’m showcasing today is a more condensed version of the original, perfect for smaller projects!
And I couldn’t wait to put it to work!
So here’s the wood coffee station sign shelf I ended up making with it! Which turned out the cutest!
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Wood coffee station sign shelf
Supplies I used:
dome-tipped stencil brush (my fav kind!)
reclaimed cedar wood planks (mine measures 5.75″ wide)
Cutting the wood
1. Cut 5 cedar planks to the desired length, with 2 triangles for shelf supports.
My planks measure: 5.75″ wide x 16″ long
The overall sign shelf measures: 16″ wide x 22.75″ long.
However your planks can be any size desired, depending how large you wish to make your sign shelf!
How to cut shelf supports:
- Place the same sized plank in your miter saw, and set the angle to 45 degrees.
- Cut straight down to start.
- Make your 2nd cut by setting the saw to 45 degrees, then slide the plank until the cut will ultimately become the perfect triangle.
- Reposition the board so a straight down cut will result in another triangle.
- Repeat for another support.
It works great, and is a very price efficient way to create shelf supports!
Dry-fit the coffee sign shelf
2. Dry-fit all the planks to ensure everything fits.
- Align the 4 main planks.
- Position one plank standing up on its edge on top of the 3rd plank down to create a shelf.
- Slip the triangle supports above the shelf plank. (as shown above)
Also ensure your desired mugs fit by placing them on the bottom plank.
Stencil the coffee sign
3. Stencil your image.
- Position stencil into place on the first two planks.
- Load stencil brush with Fusion’s Coal Black.
- Off-load most paint onto a rag to create a dry brush feel.
- Tap or swirl paint through the stencil to create the effect desired.
I like to swirl using a dome-tipped stencil brush myself. It allows you to ‘swirl’ on the paint easier.
Assemble the coffee sign shelf
4. Join all 4 wood planks.
I used a Kreg Jig to join mine which tooks minutes!
- Place a plank horizontally into the jig.
- Drill 3 separate pocket holes into 3 of the boards. 1 hole near each edge, and 1 in the middle.
- Attach all the boards with screws through the pocket holes.
Video – how to use a Kreg Jig
Click short video above to learn how to use a Kreg Jig! It’s very easy. (Ad blockers must be turned off)
I have the Kreg Jig K4 model HERE. I like how it clamps the wood in place.
Visit other projects I’ve made with a Kreg Jig HERE (screen door has most info on jig)
How to attach boards with no jig
If you don’t use a jig, you can create 2 cedar strip supports to attach to the back of the planks to hold them together like the above pictures shares on this Christmas NOEL sign.
But I do recommend to get a jig! You’ll likely find you use it constantly!
Attach the shelf
6. Attach the shelf board to the sign board with screws from the back of the sign.
Pre-drilling holes is a good idea so the wood doesn’t split.
Get a tool bit kit like THIS one and you’ll have everything you need!
7. Attach the two triangle shelf supports:
- position the 2 triangles on each top edge of the shelf board
- attaching them with screws underneath the shelf and behind the sign
The finished wood coffee sign shelf!
I attached the shelf to the wall using screws from the front of the sign.
Isn’t the shelf adorable? If you too have a kitchen on the smaller side, this shelf size is perfection for compact spaces!
I also love how the shelf contents don’t block the coffee sign graphics! That extra plank made all the difference! I just LOVE this shelf design!
You could also paint the plank behind the coffee contents black. Or just the shelf! So many options.
Don’t need a wood coffee station sign shelf?
How about teaming up another 10″ x 10″ stencil design from HERE and you can theme it any way you wish for something else?
Other shelf ideas:
- Paint shelf – hang brushes or rags
- Mini tool shelf for a drill and jar of screws
- Bathroom toilet paper shelf (without the hooks)
- Towel hooks
- Kitchen pots and pans or tea towels
- Clothing in a bedroom
- Helpful in an RV trailer
- Potting shed / garden supplies
… and so much more!
However for me, coffee won this round. But then again, it always does…
Cute, huh? How would you use this little wood coffee station sign shelf?
Visit many other unique coffee-themed projects HERE
View all coffee stencils HERE
Other shelf projects you may enjoy:
And other unique shelving ideas HERE
Other current favs!