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These are some Mission Arts and Crafts style plate rack shelves that I make for one of my customers, a local Arts and Crafts Furniture store here in Salt Lake. The darker one is made of Quarter Sawn White Oak with a red aniline water dye applied then a walnut oil base stain, finished with satin lacquer. The lighter one is made of Quarter Sawn Red Oak with a Noble Cherry Oak stain and then finished with the satin lacquer. The pegs are of walnut, which hides the mounting screws. I make these in small production runs in 18”, 24” and 36” sizes. A very simple design nothing fancy.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2609 days ago

Very nice Max. The grain pops.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2609 days ago

yah.. it’s great! a lovely way to display so many things..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 2609 days ago

Who needs to display anything, Debbie? It looks just great all by itself!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2609 days ago

that’s true!!
very true

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Max

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#5 posted 2609 days ago

Thank you for the very kind words….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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oscorner

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#6 posted 2609 days ago

Sweet!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#7 posted 2609 days ago

Nice shelf. When we lived in St Louis, our house was an Arts and Crafts. (Which I knew nothing about at the time)

The living room and the dining rool had a plate rail all around the rooms about 5’ above the floor. My wife loved them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2609 days ago

Very unique bench Max. Really nice finish. I like the way you used the grain. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Don

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#9 posted 2608 days ago

Nice work, Max.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#10 posted 2608 days ago

Max,
These are beautiful. I just love the simple design of these “Arts and Crafts” projects. I believe that the beauty of the wood is more prominent when the style of construction is not so ornate.

Thanks a lot for sharing your design and details with us!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Max

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#11 posted 2608 days ago

Thank you all for the very nice comments. I really appreciate them. I temporarily mounted these to the wall of my shop so I could take these pictures.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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PanamaJack

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#12 posted 2601 days ago

Just an great piece of woodworking here, Desperado!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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mot

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#13 posted 2600 days ago

Beautiful shelf.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 2322 days ago

Truly beautiful craftsmanship…...I’m not a fan of staining over Mother Natures’ beauty , but you did a great job and the grain really pops in your pix here …:) Thanks for welcoming me to the site

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Max

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#15 posted 2321 days ago

Dusty,

Thank you again for the nice compliment. It is truly appreciated.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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