Will's Airplane shelf

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Project by XrayJay posted 05-18-2016 01:24 AM 880 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed some extra storage and a bookshelf is what we came up with. This started as a rectangle shelf but you have to try something new. It’s a basic airplane shelf design with the only tricky part was making sure the shelves stay perpendicular with the wall. The fuselage and machine guns I turned on the lathe. The landing gear is for sword storage and there is a place to put small toys he can put in to be the pilot. Made with scraps and a 1” x 12” pine board Thanks for taken a look.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#1 posted 05-18-2016 01:49 AM

Love it. Red Barron.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 05-18-2016 03:52 AM

Great idea and just the thing for a boy’s room. Well done!

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#3 posted 05-18-2016 10:33 AM

I made one with a single wing. I like this one much better, especially the wing supports. Cool looks for a boys room.

-- DonB

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#4 posted 05-18-2016 11:05 AM

Yes Rick I was going for the Red Barron, He’s the only famous pilot with a Tri-wing plane that was popular. I needed the space so 3 wings would do it . Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#5 posted 05-18-2016 12:04 PM

Turned realy beautiful, very original idea. Colours and design are adorable.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 05-18-2016 01:53 PM

This is a very creative piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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