We were in desperate need of shelves in the kitchen so a couple of months ago my husband, father-in-law and son decided to make the brackets for some new shelves. I love how they turned out! And they didn't cost us anything since we already had the maple, and the metal was all scrap that my father-in-law had on hand. My 14 year old is taking welding this year and he welded these all on his own. It makes these brackets extra special!