The Basswood Country Planks with their lovely natural bark edges are perfect for your rustic farmhouse decor. I added a bit of an industrial farmhouse feel by pairing copper pipes with the natural rustic basswood plank to make this easy farmhouse grocery list. This simple project only took less than an hour from start to finish. You could do what I did, or customize it in so many ways to fit your individual home decor. I’m so excited to share it with you today!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Farmhouse Grocery List:
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Plank (Medium size)
- Wood Rulers (2)
- 1/2 inch Copper Pipe (approx 10-inch length)
- 1/2 inch copper pipe caps (2)
- Pipe cutter
- 3/4 inch Copper Bell Hangers (2)
- 3/4 inch wood screws (4)
- 1/2 inch Washers (8)
- wood stain or paint (optional)
- Furniture nails (optional)
- Roll of paper (6 inches wide)
- Small Handsaw
Don’t be intimidated by the material list, this project is really so easy! The first step is to cut your copper pipe to length. I cut my pipe one inch larger than the width of my Basswood Plank. That turned out to be just a smidge over 10 inches. You can do this yourself with a little hand held pipe cutter. Just clamp it to your pipe, spin it once, tighten it a little, spin it again. Repeat until your pipe is cut through. If you don’t want to cut it yourself, the store where you purchase the pipe may be willing to cut it for you if you ask. If copper isn’t your thing, any 1/2 inch pipe segment will do! If you use something other than a copper pipe, make sure you get end caps and bell hangers that match.
Next, attach the bell hangers to the top of the basswood plank. One on each side. The bell hangers came complete with their own hardware. They can be found at your local hardware store near the copper pipe. I used a drill to put the wood screw through the basswood board easily. With a little elbow grease, you could do this by hand. It will just take longer.
Approximately 1 – 1.5 inches below the bell hangers, add the first ruler. First, trim the ruler to the correct size with the small hand saw. I trimmed my rulers so they fit the width of my plank board which made them 8 inches long. Stain the rulers, paint them, or leave them plain. Stack two washers under each end of the ruler, and use a 3/4 inch wood screw to attach them to the basswood plank. I put the washers under the rulers so that it’s easy to slide the paper from the paper roll down underneath the ruler.
Attach your second ruler in the same way at the bottom of your basswood plank. I covered up the wood screws by inserting bronze furniture nails beside the screw. Optional, but I thought it looked more finished.
Add end caps to your pipe segment, and thread it through the bell caps, and the paper roll. Pull your paper down through the rulers. You can tear the paper off with a clean edge by pulling it back across the bottom ruler.
Mount your new grocery list on the wall with adhesive strips or mounting hardware.
Tie a pen onto a string if you want to keep one with the board, and tie the string through the bell hangers at the top.
I love the Gorgeous natural edges on the Basswood Country Planks with the industrial shiny copper. The two were meant to be together! How would you customize your list?
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After studying Culinary Arts in Portland Oregon, Kelli went back home to the sunny South West where she decided she wanted to do different kinds of Art. This busy mom of three spends all of her available free time creating in her Craft Shack “she shed” where she can be found burning wood, repurposing old stuff, crafting, and painting just about anything she can get her hands on.