Small Shelf

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Project by TheSandman posted 08-20-2009 07:22 PM 1253 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the arrival of our first child we set up one room for a nursery. Despite some planning, no one will be surprised to learn that not everything was completed prior to the delivery date. So we ended up with a very fashionable shelf made out of a cardboard box. (Note before and after pictures)

After our son had arrived, a neighbor asked me if I would cut some Mahogany boards he had to some specific lengths, which I was happy to do. I asked him if he wanted the cut-offs, which he didn’t, so I ended up with 6 tongue and grove boards about 2 feet long, along with some smaller boards (darker color boards). I used them to make this shelf along with some left over Meranti boards I used in my Day/Trundle bed (lighter color boards).

I enjoyed making the rounded corners, and using a round over bit on both sides of a board to create the edge treatment. The two different colors of wood really make the piece stand out. Three coats of a clear wipe on poly finished it off.

I appreciate all comments, especially ones that will help my next project to be just a little bit better.

Thank you,

-- David, Portland Oregon

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#1 posted 08-21-2009 02:12 AM

I like your design for your self unit. Turned out great.

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#2 posted 08-21-2009 03:24 AM

Nice work David very cool design

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 03:27 AM

Very nice looking shelf. Better than the box you had…...............LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 04:10 AM

Shelf looks great.

Congrats on the baby

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 05:17 PM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the encouragement!

-- David, Portland Oregon

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 05:23 PM

Nice job David. You’ll enjoy it for years to come.

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