Remember that old green Ice box I took apart? Well here are close ups of one of the projects that came out of that.
The first thing I do, when working with chippy old wood, is to spray on a clear varnish, I use glossy, but any sheen will work. This will seal out most of the lead that might seep into the air, and seals in the chippiness, so it makes less of a mess when handled.
For this project I took the door and added another trim piece that was also removed from the ice box.
The side brackets were in my box-o-goodies, they add stability and strength.
The way the trim board was made it created a perfect plate rail
This project took all of about 15 mins.