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I have really enjoyed finding things to use my leftover pickets on, after we replaced our fence.
This was one of the first things that I did with them. I had a low, open backed bookcase. I decided that it would look better with pickets nailed to the back of it.
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If I remember correctly, I think my husband helped saw off the bottoms of the pickets, to be even with the bookcase shelves.
I decided to add a picket to each side, also. This is such a fun little shelf! And it was so easy to create!
Here is the back. You can see where the fence rails were attached to the pickets, previously.
This little bookcase fits perfectly in the space between the doorway to my kitchen on the left, and the basement stairs to the right. It also ends up being a catch-all place for things needing to go to the basement, or from coming in the front door a short distance away.
Here it is with my basket of doilies on the middle shelf, and a new sign from Hobby Lobby hanging from a picket.
Does this make you want to go find some pickets to add to a bookcase? Let me know in the comments!