Maple & Walnut Wall Shelf

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Project by longgone posted 09-14-2014 08:07 PM 3490 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a wall hanging shelf I built this weekend. I laminated some alternating layers od maple and walnut for the back portion. I didn’t have enough maple left to laminate the shelf so it ended up being solid walnut.
The finish is lacquer.

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 08:21 PM

this turned out really nice, even though it be simple, yet it is designed in such a way as to speak of beautiful woods, good design and a good place to display something of prominence., really nice .

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

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 08:38 PM

A beauty!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#3 posted 09-14-2014 10:43 PM

I really like this project nice design and looks really well made.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#4 posted 09-14-2014 11:08 PM

You really should change avatar.
Shelf looks good.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 09-14-2014 11:14 PM

Well done Greg. That Maple is really nice. I really like the way you did the lamination, very creative.

Don’t know if you are a Saints fan like me, but in the past two weeks I’ve finally figured out “Who Dat” is :-(

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 12:23 AM

Nicely done! Are you using the press you made for this?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-15-2014 12:32 AM

Very nice design. Great finish.

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

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#8 posted 09-15-2014 02:22 AM

just can’t beat maple and walnut together… the ebony and ivory of wood!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 09-15-2014 02:41 AM

Looks like you are enjoying this change of paste and doing a nice job of it. Keep having fun.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 09-15-2014 03:42 AM

Thanks…The feedback is much appreciated.!
One thing I don’t particularly like is the shelf being the same shape as the back part….but it was an experiment and now I know.
One thing I didn’t point out before is that I made the keyhole hangers facing in two it can be hung with the walnut shelf either on the top or the bottom.

Doc…Yes, I am using the laminating press and it is definitely useful when needed…

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#11 posted 09-15-2014 05:58 AM

I just love to watch when a woodworker finds something new to build…we just keep building all the idea’s we had been carrying around. Very nice Greg

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 09-15-2014 11:44 AM

Wow Greg! This looks so smooth. Really like the wood combos and your design

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 09-15-2014 02:38 PM

Larry…so many ideas and so little time…

Roger…the design was one I used on several older projects on a larger scale. I is sanded to 40 grit and buffed out with the Beall System.

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#14 posted 09-15-2014 02:51 PM

This is very nice and a great design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 09-15-2014 03:58 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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