|Project by shopmania||posted 01-19-2010 12:00 AM||2144 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
My brothers wife saw a picture in a magazine of a “free form” shelving unit, and decided that she needed 2 BIG ones, to fill up an empty wall, for her to put knick-knacks on. So we built these out of 3/4 red oak, and dadoed them so they would go together like lincoln logs. After a few revisions, they fit OK. We hung them by putting a french cleat on two shelves on each unit. They are very solid! They re finished to match the banister that goes up the steps.
Thy were fun to make, but if we did them again we would make a few design changes. They looked great in the shop, and different when we hung them up of course. but most importantly, his wife LOVES them! She can’t stop going on about them, so that’s what’s most important. he found a stain to match his railing, and then topped them off with wipe on poly. I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but it is actually 2 separate units, because it goes around the corner. The horizontal pieces are 6 inches deep with a roman Ogee on the bottom of each shelf. The verticals are 4 3/8 and have a round over on the front. They were going to be 6 inches deep also, but my 8” dado set would only cut the grooves about 2 3/16 deep, so that is the deepest the verticals could be and still have everything flush on the back. We thought they looked better with the verticals narrower anyway, but that was just dumb luck. Thanks for looking.
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)