U of M Shelf

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 07-30-2015 07:20 PM 1035 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this corner shelf for my wife. She graduated from the University of Michigan so everything is Michigan with her. Our bathroom is covered with Michigan paraphernalia. Many of those things I made for her and this just adds to the mix. I go the idea while I was looking at the bottle of wine I picked up for her with Bo Schembechler’s picture on the label. I wasn’t sure how to display it until it hit me.

The shelf itself is made of Pine and as you can see, the “M” is a corner emblem which made it difficult to make. It took a few try’s to get it right, but it all turned out well in the end. The shelf measures about 15” tall and each side is about 4” wide. I have a wall hanger on the back of each side to keep it straight. besides the blue paint, I have several coats of lacquer on it as well.

Bo and the bottle of wine sit’s in the corner with distinction now.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 09:54 PM

Hell, I am a Wisconsin fan and I still think this is cool.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 04:34 AM

Looks like an upside down “W” from here. Nice work Don, except for that minor error ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 10:42 AM

Yep, nice design and execution but a terrible choice in letters….Go BUCKS O – H

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 01:43 PM

Thanks Guys!

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 07-31-2015 05:19 PM

Looks good, Don! My little girl is a Michigan fan, makes me root for them, too.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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