Display Shelves

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Project by SirGareth posted 03-10-2018 11:56 PM 315 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a set of display shelves I made for my wife to hang in her music studio room. The supports are tapered and the shelves and supports connect via dado notches. The unit hangs with keyhole slots routed into the back of the supports. The supports are made of red oak and the shelves are pine. The finish is Danish Oil with a coat of wax.

Order of operation is important here… cut the dadoes on the supports and the keyhole slots before cutting the tapers so that you have square reference faces. Then cut the dadoes on the supports. Then taper the supports and cut the dadoes in each shelf to be slightly undersize. Chisel out the taper on the sides of the shelf dadoes to fit. I added screws from the back through the support into each shelf.

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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#1 posted 03-11-2018 02:31 AM

Nice. The tapering of the hangers and the shelves creates a nice look.

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 03:08 AM

Really like this. Neat design. Thanks for sharing insights on the process you used.

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 09:11 PM

You did a nice job on this shelves.

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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