Closet Shelf Insert

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This is and insert for my grand daughter’s closet. I made one a few years back and she changed rooms and requested another one. I started on the frame thinking the closet was the same size and it is deeper so I made the shelves deeper and had them extend out from the frame so it fills the space. She is Ireland now so I’ll surprise her when she returns

It is pine and finished with gloss white enamel.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 02:55 PM

Nice addition. And, the extended shelves are unique and great. the unit will hold/store a lot.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 03:22 PM

Nice build Jim. I love practical projects that folks are actually going to use on a daily basis. I am going to start building practical stuff someday…lol Great job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 03:23 PM

Nice design. I like the extended shelves. Saves a little on Materials too.

-- IF it ain't broke, Break it. Then you'll have something to do!

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 04:09 PM

Another fantastic project, Jim! Your granddaughter is lucky to have such a craftsman in the family!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 06-25-2015 04:34 PM

As usual Jim, a superbly well done project. I have come to expect them from you.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 06-25-2015 04:41 PM

Very nice I need you to come and custom do my entire closet.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#7 posted 06-25-2015 05:20 PM

Nice build Jim and it sounds like a good idea too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-25-2015 06:39 PM

That should do the job … I like working with pine, ya just gotta look for the pitch bleeds and seal them.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 06-25-2015 06:56 PM

Thanks for all the kind words on this little project. In fact the shelves and top had 3” added on the back to make the extension. Some of the extensions had a dado running across them, but I put it on the bottom. This stuff was warping a little every hour it seems so I had to hurry and get it to the glue up point so It will hold.
Hi Mike. You are right about the pitch. I had the lacquer thinner out a lot cleaning up sticky spots. I don’t use much pine and forgot about that

It is in the car ready for delivery tonight!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 06-25-2015 08:14 PM

Nice build Jim. Excellent save with the shelves extending out. A true craftsman can figure out what to do to correct mishaps.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 06-26-2015 12:04 AM

Nice job Jim, I like the free standing modular approach, sure makes the install easier and provides more time for visiting.

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#12 posted 06-26-2015 12:08 AM


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 06-26-2015 01:26 AM

Looking good Jim.
I’m sure she will love it.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 06-26-2015 02:47 AM

Nothin but the best for our Grand kiddos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 06-26-2015 07:13 AM

Nice insert, Jim! The extended shelves are unique. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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