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Project by Matty posted 02-14-2010 01:45 PM 3325 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very cool project took me 1 day to build. I used 1”x10”x10’ board and 2, 3/8’s oak dowels. I used my dado set for the slot for the shelve board and a forstner bit to drill the holes. I drilled the holes with the wall support board on so the dowels would line up when putting the shelve on the wall or taking them down and numbered them so they would match. Total cost $15.00, that’s paint and wood.

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 02:09 PM

Another nice project, and they look great up on the wall.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 03:38 PM

Really nice looking shelves and a neat concept. Are the wall support boards (with the dado) also 1xs. They look like they might be thicker.

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 03:40 PM

well done shelves

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 06:36 PM

Good idea good job

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 08:00 PM

Very good idea.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 09:48 PM

Nice construction – and handsome on the wall, too.

-- Dave O.

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#7 posted 02-15-2010 05:46 AM

Nice job. I two have made some of these for various rooms in our house. I was surprised at how strong they are.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#8 posted 02-15-2010 07:41 AM

nice job on the shelves, that is kind of my next project, I am still contimplating the support, this may be very handy to know, thanks for sharing, great job,pat

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#9 posted 02-15-2010 01:35 PM

cool idea! Nice job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#10 posted 02-15-2010 01:51 PM

Thanks guy, any questions just ask.

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#11 posted 02-15-2010 07:24 PM

hey matty, is the dowels the only thing that holdsthe shelf in place ,, sort of like a friction hold?? and would teh shelves be able to slip out of thedowels once installed,,

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#12 posted 02-15-2010 07:46 PM

They fit tight in the mounting backing and the dowels are 3.5” deep in the board. The only way, would be to pull them straight out. I don’t think they would come apart even in a earthquake.

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#13 posted 02-16-2010 03:20 AM

great looking shelves…I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while now. I’ve seen some plans for some but those involved using a hollow-core door and some 2×4’s. GREAT JOB!

-- even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until he starts to work...

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 10:27 PM

thank you for sharing

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#15 posted 03-28-2013 11:55 AM

Slick mounting, very nice and ingenious.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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