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Project by juniorjock posted 1492 days ago 1383 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter to place above my new granddaughter’s changing table in her bedroom. It’s just a simple box with some adjustable shelves. I used birch plywood for the frame and shelves and 1/4” birch for the back. I covered the plywood edges on the front with some pine. My daughter picked out the stain which is mahogany. She wanted it to match some of the other furniture in the room that had a cherry finish. I didn’t think it would match well, but it did. I stained the boards and then removed the excess stain immediately and then sprayed on four coats of poly. This little project gave me a chance to try out the Jig It shelving jig I had recently purchased. It’s going to take a little practice, but it does a good job and is really easy to use. I do have a question for you guys though. After I stained the inside of the box, the pin holes really showed up. I used a Q-tip to apply the stain to the holes. Do any of you do this or do you just leave them bare? I think the next shelves I do, I’ll use the Pin Supports. It’s a little more money, but it would sure look a lot better.

and….... the main reason I’m posting this project is to get that photo of the bag of wood chips off my home page.

- JJ





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Mary Anne

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#1 posted 1492 days ago

I’m sure all that storage space will be much appreciated.
Good question about the holes. I would definitely want them to match the rest of the piece. Maybe someone has a good tip for how to do it.

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Karson

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#2 posted 1492 days ago

JJ a great looking job. Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1492 days ago

super looking shelves

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 1492 days ago

Useful & nice looking.
Two plus’s in my book!

-- Having fun...Eric

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1492 days ago

Looking good! Now who will you trust to mount it over the changing table? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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juniorjock

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#6 posted 1492 days ago

Thanks for the nice words everyone.

Charlie….... I mounted it on the wall. You’re right, I wasn’t going to trust anyone else. I guess I should have included this in the original post – I used a french cleat and it worked great. Very solid.

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Built2Last

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#7 posted 1492 days ago

Looks great!!
I read somewhere on the wood whisper’s site about the latest cabinet he built. He had adjustable shelves in it, and I agree with what he said. How many places are you really going to move a shelf to. Find a couple of good levels and instead of a hole every inch or two inches, just make a few where you think the shelves will get the most use. Makes sense to me and that’s what I will try and keep in mind next time I have a project with adjustable shelves.

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Chase

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#8 posted 1491 days ago

Nice looking set of shelves, hope the baby doesnt do anything to them!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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NiteWalker

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#9 posted 1155 days ago

I find that when the shelves get filled up (which happens pretty quick) the holes aren’t really seen.

I have the same jig-it shelf pin jig and love it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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