Projects of Necessity

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Tackling some projects of necessity before taking time off in the shop for August.
Just too darn hot out there to really enjoy it.

I got a nice shelf tower finished today for my desk area to help store all the stuff that seems to accumulate
out of nowhere.

All pine, 10 shelf unit.
82” H X 12.5” D X 21” W
(The nice part of making your own stuff is that you can make the piece to fit just right in the space you want it in.)
The top, middle and bottom shelves are permanently attached in 1/4” dado’s and the other seven are adjustable on 2” centers, with 3/16 spoon pins.

All sanded and painted with white gloss porch/floor paint containing polyurethane.
I’m no painter but it dried real nice.
(My wife likes the little cloud features on the top…) lol

The upper rear rail was attached to a wall stud for extra stability.

I was going to do a project post on it, but what the hell, it’s just a shelf unit.

Thanks for looking & have a great day.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 762 days ago

Very nice shelf unit! I like the cloud effect top too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jeremy Greiner

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#2 posted 762 days ago

That’s not just a shelf unit, that’s a shelf unit with +10 to wife happiness added too it and you can’t get those at ikea.

I really like the curved treatment of the top, it really brings out the shelf unit, really nice job :)


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#3 posted 762 days ago

Nice shelf!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 762 days ago

That turned out super! You cannot have too much shelf space.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 762 days ago

You said it Eric “The nice part of making your own stuff is that you can make the piece to fit just right in the space you want it in.” That’s what I love about woodworking!

Your shelf unit is perfect.

-- ~Julie~

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 761 days ago

Being creative for your own needs….........I have a large number of objects built over the years that fit that category. Nice job Eric, we don’t see many painted items these days…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 761 days ago

Good job Wrecker. Plenty of storage space now.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 761 days ago

Nice shelf, I like the top too. Making stuff that fits ‘that spot’ just perfect is one of the things that’s kept me in woodworking over the years.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 761 days ago

Very decent shelf for storage of many articles you don’t know where to keep. I am afraid it will get full soon and you will have to make one more.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 741 days ago

Way better than Ikea! Nice cloudy detail ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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