Another 1909 Music Stand design stretched to a shelving unit

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-28-2016 03:12 PM 871 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 2014, I built the 1st of these units and posted it here.

I searched through different shelf designs, and liked this circa 1909 Music Stand design. I stretched the 15 inch wide design to 32 inches wide to give more shelf space.

I filled up my 1st shelf with my wooden mechanical toys, locks, and games. When I retired from work, I brought home the rest of my wood models that I used to display at work… I needed to build a 2nd shelf unit.

This project is built from red oak, with Behlen grain filler on the tops of the top and shelves.

To read about my trials & tribulations of building this 2nd unit, see my woodworking web site here.

Hopefully, future grandchildren will have many hours of fun playing with all my wood mechanisms, locks, and games :)

I put my design on Google sketchup’s warehouse here.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 02-28-2016 04:15 PM

That is one nice stand – oh yeah, that other stuff is pretty darn nice also – great job all around

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 02:56 PM

looks great

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 08:28 AM

I love storing my ornaments and other decorative on a vintage shelf just like this. I think I own a similar one which was a heritage gift from a relative. The thing I really love about antiques is the quality that they own. They are really durable and their design is absolutely timeless making them still looking beautiful despite what year we are currently using it in. It would be a shame not to own at least one of these beauties.

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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