Wall display shelf

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Project by CampD posted 10-25-2016 01:22 PM 1253 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been awhile since I’ve posted a project but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been making any, actually I’ve been working on quite a few projects at the same time, but finishing none. Mainly I had to rearrange the shop, no, put it this way, I totally rearranged and cleaned out the shop, this becomes a necessity when you purchase a new piece of equipment and work in a small shop, anyhow.

This piece was a custom order to fit on a rather large wall of a cathedral ceilinged room.

Made of solid quarter sawn red oak and with the exception of planning and sizing the wood all joints, dados and dovetails were done with hand tools. Finished with one coat of BLO and two of amber shellac.

Thanks for looking!

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 01:41 PM

Doug, excellent craftsmanship!

-- Art

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#2 posted 10-25-2016 01:59 PM

Thanks Art,
It was a challenge, it took a lot of time adjusting the fit.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 10-25-2016 07:52 PM

Fantastic piece!

Did you use 4 x lag screws at the top to hold it? It looks like all one piece.

-- Knight of Sufferlandria 2015

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 10:09 PM

I like the symmetry. It looks like a great piece.

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#5 posted 10-26-2016 01:50 PM

So jealous of the beauty of many of the pieces I see on here. I need to quit being lazy and just jump headfirst into learning the trade. Such a simple but elegant piece.

-- Zach, Ohio

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#6 posted 10-26-2016 03:49 PM

Thanks LJ’s, this was a fun piece to build, took longer than expected but thats the price when you decide, half way through, to use hand tools for the fit.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 10-26-2016 03:51 PM

It is all one piece, and no on the lags, I used #8 sheetrock screws to mount it to the wall.

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 10-26-2016 08:25 PM

It’s a nice design, well done and is very practical.

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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#9 posted 10-27-2016 05:31 AM

I like that non simetrical design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 03:28 AM

It’s a beauty for sure.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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