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TAKE A LOOK! Beautiful QSWO display Shelves

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Project by Alongiron posted 02-17-2017 02:11 PM 1334 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always am looking for ways to use up my “extras and cutoffs” to make something nice for my wife. I asked her what she could use around the house and she shared that she had recently received a couple of statues that could use some nice display shelves. So I did went to Pinterest for some inspiration and this is what I came up with. 2 QSWO display sheves about 18” tall and about 11” wide at the base. The center slats are let into the upper and lower rails using some very fine mortise and tenons. The stiles are attached to the rails using pocket hole joinery and the shelves are set in a shallow mortise and screwed from the back side. The vertical corbels are just glued on and are for decoration only. I finished them with a good bath of dark walnut danish oil and 2 coats of sprayed on shellac. I think they turned out great and I finished them just in time for Valentines day. My wife loves them and I hope you do as well! Thanks for taking a look!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 02:14 PM

VERY nice! Your design?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Sasha

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 02:31 PM

Beautiful design…. And dried under the Ultro-purple lamp??

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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Lenny

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 02:32 PM

They’re beautiful and it’s a wonderful use of cutoff lumber.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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docspencer

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 03:02 PM

Great design and I love QSWO for just about everything! Nice job.

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 03:51 PM

looks great

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andy_P

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 05:14 PM

Looks wonderful, Steve. The last time I asked my wife if she needed anything for the house she said, “Please, No!”

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 06:56 PM

These look great. That is also a very nice grouping on the wall.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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ralbuck

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#8 posted 02-18-2017 12:49 AM

Very artistic and well made too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Tooch

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#9 posted 02-18-2017 03:04 AM

Awesome looking shelves. Beautiful grain

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 02-18-2017 03:14 AM

Beautiful shelf!

Jim

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

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#11 posted 02-18-2017 04:31 AM

Nice way to display the statue. I first thought by the small thumbnail you had carved the statue.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 02-18-2017 10:29 PM

Steve, they are very attractive and a wonderful backdrop to help the figurines not get lost against the wall. Well done!

-- Art

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