quick win - Lego Saturn V shelves

  • Advertise with us
Project by jamsomito posted 04-20-2018 09:42 PM 1322 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this Lego Saturn V with my 3yo boy and my pops, it was a memorable experience. And the model is super awesome. I was having a tough time with some joinery in another project I’m working on and just needed a quick win so I took a break and cranked these out in a few days.

The shelves are reclaimed oak from an old entertainment center – just shaved off the old finish on the table saw, cut to length, width, and height, then mitered. I pre-finished by taping off the miters then came back and glued the joints and shot a single brad nail in each. The “panel” is just from a sheet of acrylic I had laying around and cut on the table saw.

I couldn’t decide between Golden Oak and Ipswich Pine for a stain – went with the latter since the color appeared more saturated and my trimwork in here is really orange-y. Came out pretty close, maybe a little more brown than everything else, but I’m happy with it. Finished with only 2 coats of wipe-on poly because my house is cold and I was impatient!

After I assembled everything I used finishing screws – 2 into the cabinets and 1 into a drywall anchor. I checked the depth for the pocket door and it clears no problem.

7 comments so far

View observer100's profile


411 posts in 1313 days

#1 posted 04-20-2018 09:49 PM

Very nice project! Quite an interesting way to display such an impressive model.

View NormG's profile


6283 posts in 3207 days

#2 posted 04-21-2018 01:11 AM

That is pretty cool

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile (online now)


5718 posts in 2612 days

#3 posted 04-21-2018 01:13 AM

Great idea, very cool looking!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Vladimir Simendic's profile

Vladimir Simendic

82 posts in 811 days

#4 posted 04-21-2018 07:26 AM

Omg,I love lego,this is awesome! Can’t wait that my son grow up so I can make some project like this :) Btw,that star wars ship looks HUGE ! :D

-- Vladimir , Serbia/Finland ,

View GR8HUNTER's profile


5144 posts in 915 days

#5 posted 04-21-2018 11:18 AM

very kewl the rocket and the way you have displayed it …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View oldnovice's profile


7333 posts in 3571 days

#6 posted 04-21-2018 05:14 PM

Nice Lego model, built with family, and an ingenious design to show!
Nice work!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View jamsomito's profile


311 posts in 629 days

#7 posted 04-21-2018 07:54 PM

lol, guys, this is not worth top 3 of the day. The model is awesome; the shelves are simple and amateur. There are so many other, better projects on here right now.

Thanks though!

Now to figure out what to do with the extra one I made…

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics