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Project by mfike posted 07-20-2009 12:11 AM 2611 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design came from an old Wood Magazine. They used plywood and edge banding, and I actually made one that way about a year ago. Although I like the old shelf, I thought it would be much nicer in solid walnut. Then my fiancee said she thought it would look really nice with some aluminum edge banding, so I have to give her props on that aspect of the project. I sanded the aluminum down to 1500 grit and had planned to polish it out, just never got around to it. The finish, like most of my projects, is BLO, tung, and poly. Hope you like.





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#1 posted 07-20-2009 01:00 AM

Nice job, the Al looks better than I thought it would. I may try that one of these days ;-))

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

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#2 posted 07-20-2009 06:13 AM

I like it a lot ! Where did you get the Aluminum ?

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

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#3 posted 07-20-2009 02:46 PM

Nice :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 07-20-2009 11:29 PM

I built one of these with the plywood a couple of years ago. Doesn’t look anywhere near as good as this one. I’ve been thinking of doing another also.

I still have that old Wood issue. Plus most of the others going back to the early ‘90s.

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#5 posted 07-21-2009 02:12 AM

I used sheet aluminum from lowes and cut it into strips, then glued it on. Sounds pretty simple, but it was a real pain. I was wanting to use aluminum edge banding on some other projects so I started searching for it, but wasn’t very lucky. I found several places to purchase from, but they had minimum orders like 5000 ft rolls. I finally did find a place called outwater inc. that sold 250 ft rolls for about $75 so I ordered some and I’m really happy with it. It’s peel and stick with a protective layer on the outside that you remove after completion. It’s made of vinyl I think, but when applied you can’t tell that it’s not real aluminum. I’ll try to find the web address, let me know if you need it.

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#6 posted 07-21-2009 06:20 PM

Thank you for the info , but don’t go out of your way to find the address. I don’t have any projects to apply it to at this point : )

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

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#7 posted 07-30-2012 02:07 AM

How’s that Aluminum holding up ? Is it still stuck to the wood alright ? I forgot to ask if you had any pictures of the Walnut shelf before applying the trim to it.

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

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