Wall hung console

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Project by captkerk posted 11-12-2009 05:40 AM 3273 views 9 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is based on the Wall Hung Console from the New Yankee Workshop. The overall dimensions are the same: 5’ long, 14” out from the wall at the middle, and 8” out at the ends. It is made from walnut lumber given to me by my in-laws that came from a tree on their property. The inlay and inner edge band is purpleheart. Originally I wasn’t going to have any purpleheart in it, but a mistake during construction led to that addition. The whole construction process can be found by checking out my blog

This project involved a lot of firsts for me:

First table, first time using a plunge router, a planer sled or cutting arcs on the bandsaw, first time doing inlays, edge banding, bent lamination, first time using walnut or purpleheart. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it.

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#1 posted 11-12-2009 05:47 AM

project turned out beautiful. Nice work

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 05:48 AM

very nice.

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 05:48 AM

I like the purpleheart – - it is a fitting tribute to Norms retirement, as long as you used a brad nailer !! ;-)

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 06:11 AM

This turned out great.

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#5 posted 11-12-2009 06:18 AM

What a great project, the combination of woods looks fantastic together. How is it attached to the wall? I remember seeing Norm make this but can’t remember how he hung it…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#6 posted 11-12-2009 06:19 AM

Nice inlay.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#7 posted 11-12-2009 06:21 AM

Nice project! I could see myself making one of these. I just finished reading the blog – very well done!

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#8 posted 11-12-2009 06:31 AM

I was like sras. I had to go back and read through the all the blogs. There was A LOT of work that went into this. Inlays, bookmatching, bending, laminating and lastly a great finish. A great project.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#9 posted 11-12-2009 07:04 AM

Turned out great! Very impressive.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#10 posted 11-12-2009 07:12 AM

Thanks for the compliments.

Max- It’s attached to the wall with 1/4”x4” lag screws driven through the back mounting board. It ended up being just about centered on a stud, so I wasn’t able to put a lag screw in the middle, so two screws are all I’m using. I don’t think it’s going anywhere, though.


You can see all the pocket holes for holding the top on in that view as well. There are more on the back side of the front apron.

DocK16- Thanks for noticing all the work. Looking at the finished project, it doesn’t look like it should have taken so long to complete, but there was a lot of work in prepping the pieces before I could assemble it.

DrDirt- In my best Boston accent, I put on the edge banding on either end with a few inch and a quata brads. :)

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#11 posted 11-12-2009 01:24 PM

Nice looking shelf.

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#12 posted 11-12-2009 04:40 PM

Very nice design.

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#13 posted 11-12-2009 05:05 PM

Looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 11-12-2009 05:06 PM

I wish I could take credit for the design, but it’s based on Norm’s redesign of a much larger version he saw in a project house from This Old House. All I can claim are the inlays, edge banding and selection of wood. Thanks for the kind words.

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#15 posted 11-12-2009 05:38 PM

Magnificent! It’s been such a pleasure watching your progress. Thanks for sharing. Even though this doesn’t fit our motif or current floor plan, it’s still one of my all-time favorite projects.

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