Rubber shelves

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Project by bigstanley posted 01-25-2010 05:07 PM 2972 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These shelves are really neat and quite simple to make unless you are a perfectionist,then you spend two weeks in the shop trying to match the colors exactly between the two sides! lol! I packed these two up and shipped them to Sweden before I took pictures of it actually hanging.I finished another one last night and am going to add those pictures when I get it hung later today.

-- Growing the scrap pile daily!

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 05:08 PM

My first post,be kind fellas’! LOL!

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#2 posted 01-25-2010 05:34 PM

Interesting idea, never seen ‘em before, definately add pics with them up and loaded…. Thanks! And a big “Welcome aboard!” to ya.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 01-25-2010 06:37 PM

They look great Stanley, but I’m wondering what a rubber shelf is and what it is used for. I guess I live a sheltered life, never having heard about them before. Welcome to LJ. This a great site and I hope you will enjoy it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 07:21 PM

I do not know what a rubber shelf would be used for either. Never had the need for something different than what I have now. However, it might be a great idea once I know what it is used for.

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#5 posted 01-25-2010 07:27 PM

Hummmm I’m also scratching my head along with stefang & Greg please explain more!! you have my curiosity going now???

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 01-25-2010 07:32 PM

Pl enlighten us on what is a rubber shelf. I could not make out anything from the pictures. Please elaborate.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-25-2010 08:02 PM

I haven’t the foggiest either, but I am going to guess that you insert the end of the rubber into the groove of the dowel/rod and then space the dowels/rods far enough apart to take the slack out of the rubber and thus creates a shelf.

Kind of like This Old House when they do “What is it?”

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 08:11 PM


-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 01-25-2010 09:49 PM


We’re looking forward to those pictures to see how they work.

-- Lamar, Cumming, GA

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#10 posted 01-25-2010 09:51 PM

A place for storing condoms?

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 03:32 AM

Can’t wait! Suspense is killing me ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 04:17 AM

I’m clueless! Are these rubber shelves for a rubber room?


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#13 posted 01-26-2010 04:59 AM

Seriously what the heck are these used for.

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 04:51 PM

Wow! Had no idea I would draw this much interest. I will post the pic I got the idea from and when I get mine hung back up I will post pics of that too. And yes Greg,they are excellent for condom storage! The rubber slides into the groove and then gets pinned with the dowels. One side uses a tapered dowel so as to be removable for installation. When the shelf is stretched and hung it just makes a really cool little shelf,mostly asthetic though. I had about 30 pounds on the one in my shop and it did fine.

-- Growing the scrap pile daily!

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#15 posted 01-26-2010 04:53 PM

There you go guys. Do they make a little more sense now? lol!

-- Growing the scrap pile daily!

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