ornament shelves

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Project by hooky posted 08-29-2009 11:01 AM 1858 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad has been sort of hinting for a long while about making some shelves for his ornaments

So finally we got together and made these

they are made from 3/4 inch plywood

he did not want a uniform shape and he wanted a nice routerd shape on the front

so this is what we came up with

the shelf top was cut from the coners of the plywood sheet with a jigsaw, the edges were then sanded with coarse sandpaper and a hard block to smooth of the rough edges and finessed to a more flowing shape, i used an ogee router bit to shape the top edge and the bottom edge was filed to a small half round.

then itl was sanded through the grades of sandpaper to 180 grit and finally sprayed with clear polyeurethane aerosol cans

the supports were treated the same way

this kept us both occupied for an afternoon

Hope you enjoy


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Stanley Coker

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 11:43 AM

Very nice job on the shelves. My wife has several collector plates and she has been wanting me to build a shelve to put them on. great ideal.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 05:57 PM

Beautiful job Hooky. Love those plates on the top. Are they made of wood?

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

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 06:25 PM

Interesting and unique shelves good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 07:36 PM

Cool idea to use an irregular shaped shelf to fit the theme of the ornaments. Awesome job.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 09:35 PM

I have a whole new respect for plywood.
Works a treat..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#6 posted 08-30-2009 03:20 AM

Good job Hooky.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 08-30-2009 08:01 AM

Thanks guys

the shape of the bottom shelf was my dad’s idea as he wanted enough room for the stingray, the top shelf was my idea as he wanted to make it straight

I told him the golden rule of design was if you start with a design you must carry it on

he agreed and thankfully the results speak for themselves


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 05:31 AM

Building shelves is a nice project.

Building them with your Dad is making memories.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 08-31-2009 11:45 AM

Thanks innovator

doing stuff with family is always good I like it when we get together with my 91 year old grandfather and do a project


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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