Simple Small Shelf

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Project by ScottM posted 05-23-2017 12:54 PM 693 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently started working from home again. My “office space” is a small area in my laundry room. It works out fine for me and I don’t mind the location at all; just me and the dog. I figured a small shelf in the corner would be good to get a few things off the small desk and came up with this. It’s all small scraps I had on the rack.

It’s made from red oak and trimmed front and back with walnut. It is 6” wide and 12” in length, long edge in the back corner. The long miter is joined with glue and a couple of pocket screws that are plugged. It is hung on the wall using a French cleat. I know you’re looking at this saying “I see mount screws for the wall cleat so why did you bother?”. Well really just to make it easier to remove for the phone cord running down the notch in the back. That’s it, a simple corner shelf of oak and walnut and sprayed with 3 coats of satin rattle can lacquer. Serves its purpose and, I think, looks pretty good.

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#1 posted 05-23-2017 01:11 PM

Very handsome looking shelf Scott. Fits the need perfectly!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-23-2017 01:52 PM

Very handsome looking shelf Scott. Fits the need perfectly!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Tony.

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#3 posted 06-03-2017 02:11 AM

I like it. Looks classy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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