My Wife's Kitchen Corner Shelf

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 01-15-2008 05:04 AM 875 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Corner Shelf

Here is another project of mine. It is a kitchen corner shelf I made out of ponderosa pine for my wife. A pretty simple project, but it turned out pretty well. The sweeping curves on the front were just freehanded on a pattern piece then sanded smooth. The center hole on the face was cut with a large forstner bit. I completed this, if I remember right, in 2003 over a two day period on a weekend. The only thing I think I would have done differently is in the finish. I used a gel stain. If I was doing it now, I think I would have gone the stain/varnish/oil blend route. I mounted it with French cleats.

Jack D

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 05:34 AM

Vary nice.

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

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 06:19 AM

Nice, how much time do you have in it? Did you bow the front?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 11:52 AM

Nice detail on the face frame. Well done.

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 04:33 PM

oh I like the “sweeping curves” on the front!

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 07:29 PM

Actually, gel stain is a pretty good route to go on pine – you end up with less splotching.

-- Ethan,

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