Bedside magazine shelf turned into a baby stuff shelf

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Project by Skillet posted 01-27-2009 03:24 AM 1468 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First Project, ain’t perfect…
I built this shelf based upon one that was beside my bed offshore on the rig. I made it just a bit bigger to accommodate my magazines. It turns out that my newborn baby needed worse because I put it on a high adjustable shelf bracket.
1”x12”x6’ Made to fit a magazine inside with 3 inches on each side. No attached shelf brackets. The bottom & top was put together with screws. I left them showing on the bottom and plugged the screw holes on top with cut dowels. I rounded the corners (not perfectly) with a router. The stain is another story. My friend said I could use his stain. It’s made with paint thinner & roofing tar. More tar, the darker & therefore the opposite, well you get the picture.
Despite the looks, I like it.

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 03:34 AM

And that’s what counts!!

Nice Job!!!

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

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 02:54 PM

I like your poor mans finish.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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