Elder Corner Shelf

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-10-2014 10:48 PM 1016 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box elder corner shelf. It measures 16” x 6” x 6”. Was actually going to make another serving board when I came up with the idea of the corner shelf. Each shelf is pinned in 2 places on each side and glued. There was some tedious drilling going on! I attached a tiny brass eyelet through which the leather string goes to hold it and it sets pretty flush with the walls. The top shelf has blackberry jam and a holly spoon and the bottom shelf has peony jelly and a spalted maple spoon. Finished this with wipe-on poly only. Thanks for the look and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 11:03 PM

The shelf is really cool, but… peony jelly? That’s awesome. Never heard of such a thing. I mow 3 cemeteries and I have access to literally thousands of peonies, and my wife loves making jelly. I think I see myself borrowing some peonies next spring.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 11:04 PM

That sure looks nice, thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 08-10-2014 11:54 PM

That looks delicious!

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#4 posted 08-11-2014 12:20 AM

It all looks delicious!

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#5 posted 08-11-2014 12:32 AM

Cool book match display of grain in a unique design.

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 12:54 AM

now this is really fantastic, i dont know where you got this wood , but its really cool, this shelf unit is really fantastic, your so good at this, very nice piece…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 05:56 AM

All them patterns in a box elder trunk… can drive you crazy, great move from 2 to 3D. Can’t wait to see whats next…

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 08-11-2014 08:26 AM

Very beautiful. Great idea.

How do you make jelly from peonies? You are the jelly madter!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 01:09 PM

That’s a great idea and some very pretty wood. Very creative. Nice job!

I knew Monte would love it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 08-11-2014 06:44 PM

WOW I guess i’ve never seen box elder is that grain pattern the norm? so beautiful

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 08-11-2014 08:40 PM

mcpyfrog———yes that is typical of box elder grain in that there is a lot of red coloration to the wood due to fungus. Wood turners LOVE this wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 08-12-2014 01:31 PM

Awesome woodwork and the natural art of the tree is amazing. Great crafting, your collection is coming together and showing your style.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 06:12 PM

Cool thanks, I’m gonna be looking for some of this on my next trip to the lumber yard

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 08-13-2014 12:13 AM

That is beautiful but you have it easy with that natural beauty in the wood .
I just drowl every time you post a project with that beautiful wood you have available .


-- Kiefer 松

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