Cutting off the bad edge.
Squaring up the edges.
Smoothing the stock with my trusty #4 plane.
Cutting the rabbet joint. I would've loved a rabbet plane for this job but all I have is the router plane. This could also be accomplished with chisels in a pinch.
Gluing up the pieces.
With the hooks attached.
I finished the wood with a mixture of 1/3 Boiled linseed oil, 1/3 polyurethane, and 1/3 denatured alcohol. Sorry, no pics!
On the wall! Thanks for looking!
Danish oil is a general purpose natural finish for wood. It adds depth and richness to any wood species and protects and seals at the same time.