Bird's Eye shelf

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Project by Padre posted 1644 days ago 1171 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a shelf for over a gas log fireplace in our tv room, so I came up with this idea after researching on the web.

I used raw bird’s eye maple that I got from Barlow here on LJ’s, and then dadoed the shelf into the back support. I added some undershelf supports and then 3 large supports. The shelf is fastened to the wall through the dado, so it looks like there are no screws in the entire project.

Also, if you wanted you could put a small dado in the shelf itself to make it a plate shelf.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

Great shelf and super cool wood.

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

Great looking wood. A fantastic shelf

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Well done. The birds eye looks great.

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#4 posted 1644 days ago

Fantastic shelf. Great design and wood. Like the 3 heavy supports. It gives it nice structure. Fantastic wood.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 1643 days ago

Very nice project ….gotta love the Birdseye : )

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#6 posted 1643 days ago

Very beautiful, but I think the look could be enhanced by some type of cap over the end of the shelves to hide the seam of the two boards and help give it the look of a single piece of wood.

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#7 posted 1643 days ago

That’s a good idea! I was thinking of what I could do for the large supports too.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#8 posted 1639 days ago

I think it looks great!

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#9 posted 1635 days ago

Nice finish, great proportions and style!

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