These shelves were made for a kitchen specifically for glasses and kilner jars. They are made from reclaimed floorboards from a local Victorian house and as such are about a hundred years old. They have been rough sanded and left untreated to give a strong rustic feel.
How To Turn Old Furniture Into a Kids' Toy Workbench: Sand the work surface smooth and round the corners. Apply three coats of polyurethane letting it dry in between coats. Add toys and have fun. From DIYnetwork.com