|Project by JL7||posted 02-18-2017 11:44 PM||2594 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
Thanks to Steve (SPalm) for the design inspiration – you’re the man!
I couldn’t get the project card widget thing to work for the link, sorry Steve…..
As you can see I’m pretty slow on the progress and still have another piece or two before calling the living room done….look for an update in 2021 or so…..
All the horizontal parts are re-purposed bowling alley Maple and the legs are re-purposed gym floor Maple….takes a lot of jointing and planing.
Finish is Maloof:
Some build photos:
Tearing apart the bowling lane, this is the thinner “approach” area of the bowling lane:
The walnut dowels in the end of the shelves are there to hide the leftover groove. I could have planed the grooves flush but you waste a ton of wood:
In hindsight I would do this different using a breadboard end of some sort, but too late for that…
The legs are 3 layers of laminated Maple flooring:
The odd shelf glue-ups:
Used an MDF template and a pattern bit to get the shape:
The shelves are secured in the corners with Walnut Miller dowels:
Inlays were done following my buddy Dave’s video:
The only difference is I cheated and used this cool little StewMac dremel base that just showed up at my door one day from my buddy Gary – Thanks Gary, it works great….
Also tried something different with the makers mark:
And cut out some leather shoes:
The final glue-ups were really manic and true story, fellow LJ Monte Pittman was coming to town that day and I was going to “surprise” him with the news that he would help! But his schedule got cut short and he couldn’t stop by so I went it alone….this was the worst one:
These were a real challenge to build with a 7 foot ceiling and will be glad to get them out of the shop…
The idea for the shelves is for displaying woodworking projects of various size and shape….here’s a test shot:
Thanks for reading along and appreciate your comments, good or bad…...
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA