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Mesquite Wall Hanging, Live Edge Shelf

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-05-2014 03:31 PM 1529 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After watching Greg (Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist) in his adventures in shelf making he put me on the same track and also gave me insight what to do with these scrap pieces of Mesquite I had laying around, I knew I wanted them to become wall art but just didn’t have a picture in my head until after looking at Greg’s shelves it then came to me what to do with them and how to put everything together.

This is a live Edge shelf I made from Mesquite, the wood came from a tree that I cut down from my property, it has 16” center wall hanging key holes on the back, it measures 29” x 7 1/2” x 5” and is finished with a single coat of tung oil and two coats of wipe on poly.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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longgone

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 03:46 PM

That looks really great Randy. Now all you need is more live edge scraps to have more fun with.
did you use the metal reinforced keyhole hangers for the back or did you use a keyhole router bit and cut them in the mesquite?

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 03:49 PM

Nice piece for a wall hanging. It would look better if there was a fish mounted with it. Lol.

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

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 03:50 PM

Thanks Greg

Since this was my first wall hanger, I didn’t know what my options were so I purchased the router bit from Whiteside and just routed it in, I hope there’s nothing I need to know about this method?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 04:38 PM

Good use of scraps. Great looking piece.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 04:40 PM

Nice one, Randy. I need to mane one like that in Az this winter,too!!.............Jim

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

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 06:05 PM

Definitely thinking outside the box!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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longgone

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 09:34 PM



Thanks Greg

Since this was my first wall hanger, I didn t know what my options were so I purchased the router bit from Whiteside and just routed it in, I hope there s nothing I need to know about this method?

- Blackie_

Randy, I use just the bit on lighter pieces but for a heavier piece and a bit more strength You can get the metal keyhole slots at Lowes. They are cheap at about $1.20 for a pair and add strength. 2 screws hold them in.

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Roger

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#8 posted 11-06-2014 12:43 PM

Pretty spiffy shelf.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 11-06-2014 01:53 PM

Thanks for all the comments and also thanks Greg I’ll get some from Lowes, Thanks!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 11-06-2014 05:28 PM

that is some beautiful wood and you used it perfectly, it can always show its beauty….beautiful randy.

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

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