A base for some shelves.

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Project by Rob posted 2030 days ago 1220 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My in-laws got a good deal on this shelving unit that had no base and was missing a shelf. They asked me to make the bottom unit as inexpensively as possible. It’s a birch plywood carcass with beech solids for the trim. The trim makes it look like 8/4 lumber was used as it was for the original shelving unit above. I found matching the stain to be a bit of a challenge. In the third picture I’ve included a sofa as to give Odie a reference point for gauging the size ;)

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#1 posted 2029 days ago

Looks like you matched everything perfectly. Very nice, I bet your in-laws are thrilled.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 2029 days ago

I’ve to agree with mtnwild.
It looks like one single unit built by one man with one goal in his mind – ”perfection”!
Great work Rob.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 2029 days ago

First class!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2029 days ago

I agree, it looks like it was made as one and the finish looks like it matches perfectly. Nice job. Good way to keep the in-laws happy. ;-)

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 2029 days ago

Beautifully done

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2029 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments, much appreciated.

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#7 posted 2029 days ago

I don’t think this kind of wormanship should me allowed on this site why????? it’s too droolable I want one now I’ve gone all huffy puffy.Like it lot’s Alistair.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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