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Simple Shelf for My Daughter

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 08-06-2015 08:02 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

My daughter asked if I could make another small shelf to keep a few items off of her desk. Luckily I had a board which previously served as part of a pine book case at our church. It’s always nice to see the figured wood that hides under dark stain. A run through the planer cleaned it right up.

The shelf measures about 6×18 inches and is finished with spray lacquer.

[EDIT] The shelf is hung using two sawtooth style picture hangars which are attached to the shelf, not the brackets. The hangars sit on ringshank nails which pass through the paneling and wallboard. Everything seems secure.

Even though this was a simple project I did a blog build series for it which you can read [here]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 08:32 PM

How did you hang this shelf?

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 08:43 PM



How did you hang this shelf?

- Oldtool

Yes I forgot to mention that. I used 2 of those sawtooth style picture hangars, mounted to the shelf, not the brackets. The hangars engage in the heads of two ringshank nails which pass through the paneling and wallboard of the wall. The brackets just keep the shelf from tilting downwards. I’ll add this info my my desc. above as well.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 08-06-2015 11:46 PM

Nice to see the finished shelf—turned out great! I’m sure she’ll enjoy having the extra space to display her things!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 11:15 AM

Nice rescue, Dave! The knots on the brackets are eye catching (in a good way). Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-14-2015 03:09 PM

Father woodworker always there when needed.

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#6 posted 08-14-2015 08:36 PM

Very practical shelf and sometimes it is more fun to do the Quick and Simple stuff than the really Big Projects.
Fast and Simple = Quick Gratification

I know my Daughter is working on her Daddy Do List for when I go down for the X-mas Holidays. She always has a list of stuff for me to do and always seems to end up with another tool or two in her garage by the time I leave.

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#7 posted 08-14-2015 10:30 PM

Nice shelf. Are those French Horn mouthpieces?

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 08-14-2015 11:29 PM



Nice shelf. Are those French Horn mouthpieces?

- JoeinGa

Euphonium and trombone.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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