Tall Shelf

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Blog entry by Tim posted 04-20-2008 09:02 AM 774 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shelf I finished last month for my sister. The size accommodates a corner beside the patio door. I left the back and sides open for showing off her fancy scrapbooks. I screwed it to the wall through the top rail.



It is all 3/4” solid mahogany from the home center. The shelves sit on adjustable pins. A 1” piece wraps three sides to give heft and cover the endgrain. I used glue at the front with splines at the rear for seasonal movement.



The rails are attached with pocket screws and a sort of half lap?



It doesn’t really show but 3” up I tapered an 1/8” off all the sides of the legs.

It isn’t to fancy but it does the job and fits in the corner.


I give up. I resized the pics in photo bucket to 640×480. That didn’t work so I deleted them, resized them on my computer, then uploaded again, and still get the same results.

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#1 posted 04-20-2008 09:13 AM

Hey, it does show up correctly when posted. I read the posting tutorial and would suggest adding some recommendations for picture size and resolution.


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#2 posted 04-20-2008 12:56 PM

Hi Tim,

This is a nice bookcase. It looks pretty solid and well built.

Good luck in the contest.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-20-2008 04:43 PM

that is a nice bookcase. great job!

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#4 posted 04-20-2008 07:49 PM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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