Game Shelf

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Project by daveintexas posted 02-18-2009 05:21 PM 1664 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a very special client ask me to build a small shelf unit to hold his gaming equiptment. He requested that it be open in the front, and that it be made with “fancy” woods.
So I came up with this design and he approved of the drawing.
The frames are made of cherry, the outside panels are rippled maple veneer, and the inside panels and the shelves were done in a quilted big leaf maple veneer.
The finish is two coats water based amber shellac, then topcoated with 4 coats of water based lacquer.
It was a fun little project to build and my grandson really loves it !!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 02-18-2009 05:42 PM

Hi Dave;

Well you certainly found some fancy woods.

This looks great!


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#2 posted 02-18-2009 06:26 PM

Very nice looking shlelf.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 06:42 PM

Wow, this is really cool Dave. I love the Maple and Cherry contrast. Was the veneer tricky to work with?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 07:01 PM

Very nice looking, I’m guessing it is grandson who is the client?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 02-18-2009 07:30 PM

I really like this. Great work!


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#6 posted 02-18-2009 07:45 PM

That’s some beautiful wood.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#7 posted 02-18-2009 08:01 PM

Gorgeous piece, Dave.

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

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#8 posted 02-18-2009 09:34 PM

Very special client indeed! That rippled maple looks amazing. Well done.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#9 posted 02-19-2009 05:19 AM

That is one beautiful piece, Dave!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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