|Project by TheSandman||posted 08-20-2009 07:22 PM||948 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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.
-- David, Portland Oregon