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Project by TomFran posted 12-03-2009 01:46 AM 2006 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a shelf for her kitchen to put her microwave and coffee pot on. I volunteered to make her one and designed this to meet her needs. It was fun to make and my daughter likes it alot.

It is crafted from oak plywood and solid oak and is finished with Waterlox.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28





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Max

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 01:50 AM

Tom,

That is a great looking shelf, I can see why your daughter likes it. Good match between the plywood and solid oak with some mighty tight looking miters….

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

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 01:51 AM

very nice…nice touch on the corners.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 01:52 AM

Hey Tom … looks great… your daughter will enjoy it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 01:57 AM

Thanks for the kind comment, Max!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 01:58 AM

Dan H.,

Thank you very much!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 02:01 AM

Dan W.,

Thanks a lot, Dan. Yes, my daughter does like it. I built it and shipped it disassembled to her, and her husband assembled it and mounted it. It’s what you have to do when you live so many miles apart.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 02:47 AM

is that tung oil or poly from waterlox? im looking for that same finnish that high gloss look to put on some of my projects.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 02:50 AM

Nice looking shelf, Tom.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 03:04 AM

bigike,

Waterlox is a tung oil based product. I have had just excellent results using it. It is very forgiving and produces a hard and durable finish. I love the stuff, BUT it’s not cheap. I just bought a quart of it from Woodcraft, and it was $27.

Waterlox info links:

http://www.waterlox.com/site/432/default.aspx

http://www.waterlox.com/Portals/Documents/W-027_Sealer_Finish_Bulletin.pdf

http://www.waterlox.com/Portals/Documents/W-027_Sealer_Finish_Bulletin.pdf

http://www.finewoodworking.com/ToolGuide/ToolGuideProduct.aspx?id=25520&tab=_editor

Hope that helps.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 04:11 AM

Beginningwoodworker,

Thanks for looking and for the compliment!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 04:38 AM

very nice project there dad..i love being able to make the kids things…its very nice looking…and shipping is getting to be pretty expensive….i like the finish on it…have not tried that one..will put it on my list of things o need to try…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TomFran

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#12 posted 12-03-2009 05:01 AM

Grizzman,

Thanks much for the kind comment.

Yes, I love making things for people that they will use and appreciate.

Shipping is indeed expensive. It cost $21 to ship this. But, through a lot of prayer, it made it to its destination without damage. I used to work at UPS, so that’s why I knew I needed to pray a lot .

Thanks again for looking!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 12-03-2009 06:18 AM

Great job on the shelf it looks awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#14 posted 12-03-2009 02:41 PM

Where have you been Tom? Wow been a while since you’ve posted has’nt it? Good to see your face. Great looking shelf, and I agree with you about Waterlox. You just gotta use it up quick or you’ll get scum on the top. I haven’t tried Bloxygen, its supposed to take the oxygen out of the can, and keep it from turning to scum. It does put a beautiful finish on any wood though. Good seeing you Tom, mike

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

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#15 posted 12-03-2009 03:19 PM

Monty,

Thank you very much!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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