Solid Cherry Book Shelf

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 02-14-2015 05:13 PM 1598 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What do you do when your daughter (who is the best cupcake baker around) needs a shelf to hold her precious books?
You get out in the shop and find a nice piece of cherry and start cutting.
Had to squeeze it in up on the wall over her surfboard.
(Made the surf board brackets last year)...ha ha
Finished in Boiled Linseed Oil and Wax.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Paul M

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#1 posted 02-14-2015 05:43 PM

I really like the spacing of the brackets, and the build in book ends

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 02-14-2015 05:48 PM

Looks like it is just part of the local scene on the wall, interesting design.

We are finally getting a fair amount of daylight up here in the northland. My wife ran off for 11 days, leaving me with all the chores plus working as well. Laundry, shopping, watering plants, cooking all my meals, taking care of the pets….......gad zooks, hardly time for any play.

Have a good day, your shop has become a real production machine….........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 02-14-2015 05:55 PM

Eric, good to see you back in the shop working on nice projects.

The wings you added on the top reminds me surfboard rudders. Nice touch ! When comes the finish, you never miss it. Great job buddy.

By the way, he’s my technique evenly space fasteners. No more headaches.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 02-14-2015 05:58 PM

Came for the surfboard, stayed for the cherry. :-)

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#5 posted 02-14-2015 07:29 PM

Looks good, fits w/ the decor quite well.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 02-14-2015 09:14 PM

Eric, that ought to be worth a cupcake or three :-) Nicely designed and executed, I like it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 02-14-2015 09:45 PM

Very nice build.
Always try to support anyone who can bake. Nummy.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 02-14-2015 10:45 PM

beautiful cherry, nice decorative cuts for the shelf…its good she has her brains in tact after surfing, to now read, and keep reading…good job dad

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

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#9 posted 02-14-2015 11:56 PM

good one Eric.

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

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#10 posted 02-15-2015 02:32 PM

Nice project, I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 02-15-2015 02:48 PM

Great build! It looks great!

Appears that board got a lot of use!

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

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#12 posted 02-17-2015 10:34 AM

Nice shelf

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