Today I was delighted to deliver and install this truly beautiful wall shelf. The wood is Knotty Pine and it has a lot of punk which creates the figured grain pattern. Punk is essentially a fungal infection in the tree's life which creates beautiful coloration.
Finished with a heavy soak of shellac sanding sealer to soak into the soft areas and harden the wood. A multi layer of water based polyurethane followed which had to be heavily polished to ensure there were no brush marks.
The bracket was custom made by Kevin Anderson of Silicate Studio. Www.silicatestudio.com. It is a 2 piece heavy duty concealed wall bracket that enables the shelf to look like it has just grown out of the wall.