|Project by jasonallen||posted 02-15-2015 06:34 PM||1639 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I was told we needed a shelf above the changing table because I hadn’t made room for wipes, creams, and various other things. I knew nothing about babies 4 weeks ago. So… I made a shelf. I decided it needed to be more fun than just two perpendicular boards and 2 cleats so I incorporated some dovetails and sliding dovetails. These were my first sliding dovetails and they could be just a little tighter, but they work. I also tried to use some cool grains on the cleats because the way the room sits that will be what we see a lot. I made them a little bulkier than they need to be, but that is mainly because I didn’t want to cut out the cool grain and fairly tight knots I had found. The shelf is attached to the wall using 3 keyhole slots I routed in the back. This was my first time using wipe on poly. I like the results.
I apologize for the poor picture of the child. He doesn’t know he is supposed to hold still.
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