A small shelf made reclaimed wood and recycled bicycle gears. Small in size and perfect for glasses, cell phone, keys, gerbils, shaving supplies, spices, and any household knickknacks. They are 3 1/2" deep and range from 5"-7" wide.
There was leftover scraps of barn wood from a display project and thought they would make nice small shelves for my bathroom and kitchen. Before I knew there was a dozen more than I needed. So here they are. I have used them next to the bed, in the kitchen for salt & pepper, and next to the front door for my keys.
The bicycle parts used were salvaged from Toledo Bikes! It is a bicycle co-op in Toledo, OH that puts the education of mechanical skills and recycling of bicycles & bike parts as its mission. When parts are no longer usable they end up in my hands before they would go to the scrap yard. Many of these parts have lived a life all their own and now their story will live on, providing further function and joy in people's lives.
These metal pieces are coated with several coats of lacquer to prevent staining of clothes and to prevent further rust. If this is going to be kept outside or in a place of extreme humidity and do not wish it to rust, you can re-coat it with spray lacquer from the hardware store at the first sign of rust spots.