LOML wanted a shelf in the TV room to match the woodwork. Several on-line sources were consulted to get some ideas and prices A 4' shelf something like ours, painted, was $75!!!
Off to the borg I go and about $30 and a few hours later we have a 6' shelf that fits right in.
Just a couple of 1x4's and some off the shelf crown molding. Nothing special but the LOML is happy and I have $50 more in my pocket than I would have had!