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Project by lclashley posted 06-22-2009 05:54 PM 2155 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The design for these shelves came from a Chris Schwarz article in Woodworking Magazine (spring 2009). My shelves are made of poplar. These were quick and easy to build, although the miters in the front corners can be a little tricky, for me anyway. Thanks for looking. Questions and comments are welcome.





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lew

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 07:21 PM

Nice Looking Shelves!

Great finish on the Poplar!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 07:56 PM

your look great and I second Lew’s comment about the nice finish. I like the statues too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-23-2009 01:40 AM

Great shelves. Nice details in the edges.

Would have never guesed poplar from the pics! Great finnish job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 02:02 AM

Very nice. I am always curious re: floating shelves. With the design and installation, how much do you think each one could hold? (always paranoid I will overload mine!)

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 07:49 AM

Very nice shelves well built and super finish

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#6 posted 06-25-2009 03:53 PM

Thanks everyone.

mtkate: My shelves are hung using a french cleat. The smaller shelf has two anchors, and one screw into a stud. The larger one has three anchors, and two screw into studs. Depending on what type of anchors are used, I think they would hold just about anything that could fit on them (except a pile of bricks or something).

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