Blind shelves

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Project by Matty posted 1660 days ago 3019 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 1660 days ago

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

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.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

well done shelves

Thanks for sharing

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

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#4 posted 1660 days ago

Good idea good job

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1660 days ago

Very good idea.

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

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#6 posted 1660 days ago

Nice construction – and handsome on the wall, too.

-- Dave O.

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#7 posted 1659 days ago

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 1659 days ago

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 1659 days ago

cool idea! Nice job!

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

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#10 posted 1659 days ago

Thanks guy, any questions just ask.

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#11 posted 1659 days ago

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 1659 days ago

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 1658 days ago

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 1653 days ago

thank you for sharing

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#15 posted 522 days ago

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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