Only Maple.....almost - Part 3

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Project by JL7 posted 02-24-2018 11:10 PM 708 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of bulge shelves….......

Found a picture of something like this on Pinterest and thought it was cool. I had a stack of 1/2” surfaced Maple from a Craigslist free listing. It was was stacked up in the grass next to the curb…..score!

No fine woodworking here but really a fun build.

Maloof finish was done before assembly and used 1/8” dowels to pin the joints rather than attempting to a messy glueup.

All the joints were cut before the curved fronts (Pic 5) so it generated a big pile of odd scraps:

Which were turned into a little bonus end grain chopping board:

Thanks for stopping by!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 11:37 PM

Nice score in the maple. That’s fantastic.

And good job with the curved shelves. Great idea.

Also who does not like a cutting board? Looks like fun to me.

My hat is off to you,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 11:43 PM

Very cool Jeff.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 11:58 PM

I always love to see some imagination used. Really cool.

Stay warm.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 12:49 AM

Really nice..
How is it you always find the maple??

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 01:52 AM

Jeff, I like it….brings to mind the ribs and keel of a boat build.

-- jbschutz

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 02:41 AM

That came out very nice. I like the one with the three vertical pieces best.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 02-25-2018 03:11 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also Jeff! Love the design!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#8 posted 02-25-2018 03:27 AM

Nice, Jeff! You did that free maple lumber proud. I like the 5-rib one, and they do remind me of a boat, like jbschutz pointed out.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 02-25-2018 04:05 AM

Nicely done. You must have been quite thrilled when you picked up the maple.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#10 posted 02-25-2018 05:48 AM


I LIKE it, err them!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#11 posted 02-25-2018 05:49 AM

Nice shelf design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 02-25-2018 12:14 PM

Very cool

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

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#13 posted 02-25-2018 04:12 PM

Hey folks….appreciate all the comments!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 02-25-2018 07:46 PM

This is a wonderful wall shelf piece and n I love the design. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#15 posted 03-01-2018 08:18 AM

Caught my eye. Very cool

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