Cherry Built In Shelves

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Project by FlushTrimBit posted 11-21-2016 01:26 PM 569 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I have this woefully underused open space in my master bathroom (2nd image). So I decided to build my first furniture and make some built-in shelves to liven it up and maybe even add some resale value to my house.

After careful measuring and planning, I bought a single sheet of 3/4” cherry veneer plywood and a pint of Antique Cherry stain from my local Wood Werks and about 20 linear feet of pine trim from Home Depot.

I cut and labelled the various panels and applied a coat of polyurethane. I cut parallel grooves using my dado stack I stained the trim and made miter cuts using the stock miter gauge on my Rigid r4512.

All the panels are screwed together into pre-drilled holes. The shelf face frames are real cherry that I ripped down to 3/4” and polyurethaned. The trim is stained, polyurethaned, glued, and brad nailed to the carcass. The colors aren’t an exact match, but they’ll get closer over time.

I’m really happy with the result (1st picture), and the dead space in the back is hidden.

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#1 posted 11-27-2016 06:07 PM

Very nice built in shelves!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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