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Project by kimosawboy posted 04-28-2015 01:52 AM 735 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I recently finished.
Each module is 24” in width and 12” deep, they range from 26” up to 58” and were built to go in next to stairs.
With the exeption of the back and the lowest shelf all the materials are 3/4” (back and lower shelves @1/2”) and the shelves are dadoed in .25”.
The wood is Maple from a mill that is located kind of close to me. Most of the materials were 4/4 and were easily dealt with but I did have to cut into a few 8/4 and rip them down. Trying to mill down a 12” wide 8/4 board into a couple of 4/4 is not too much fun especially on the longer boards.(time to get the next size bandsaw )
I assembles the middle shelf on the bench and squared it up, then built the others and clamped them to the first unit to keep everything in check. After a dry fit of the larger one(laying down on the bench) I glued it up on its side then went to lift it into position next to the middle unit and proceeded to find my flouresent light was in the way…some mad scrambling /lots of cussing/ and I was finally able to shift things around and get it all clamped up before the glue dried….
Finished in 5 coats wipe on poly
All in all they came out nice for the work involved.

G Vavra

Pics
-Finished modules
-Getting ready for the first coat
-Second coat
-Almost done all the coats
-In situ





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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 07:50 AM

Great project!
For being maple they look rather dark. Did you use any stain?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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LesB

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 12:02 AM

Very useful project.
If they are setting on the floor have you though about putting a base under them (3-4” toe kick)? It could be one piece under all three.

-- Les B, Oregon

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kimosawboy

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#3 posted 04-29-2015 02:28 PM

kaerlighedsbamsen…Its just the different lighting as I did not use any stain. LesB, I was/am concerned about settling but I have spoken to the owner and they have all settled at the same rate and still match up fine.. I should have thought about a base before as that’s a simple solution!!!
Thanks
G Vavra

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-29-2015 02:51 PM

These turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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LesB

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#5 posted 05-06-2015 04:38 PM


kaerlighedsbamsen…Its just the different lighting as I did not use any stain. LesB, I was/am concerned about settling but I have spoken to the owner and they have all settled at the same rate and still match up fine.. I should have thought about a base before as that s a simple solution!!!
Thanks
G Vavra

- kimosawboy

You can always add a base to that kind of work. Either loose or fastened with screws from the inside.
As far as settling goes the pieces can always be fastened together with screws. It is done all the time in cabinet work.

-- Les B, Oregon

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