Maple and Cherry Display Shelf

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Project by Dusty posted 12-02-2007 06:28 PM 2157 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another example of mixing woods such as cherry and maple.

Simple to do and it adds to the over all appearance of the project in my opinion.

This project is in my movie theater in my home.

It serves as a display shelf for some of my own sports awards and memorabilia.

Nothing special but a interesting simple clean line piece of furniture I enjoyed building.

I built two of these pieces. One to experiment with the maple and cherry look.

The other using only cherry.

Over time hands down I have come to like and appreciate the maple and cherry piece.

Much more interesting to look at I feel.

This peice is 55 inches tall 24 inches wide and 19 inches deep.

The shelves are simple frames with 3/16 beveled glass that fits flush inside the frame.

The finish is natural with several top coats added.

I embraced the sap wood on this piece because I likeed the look and could do a book end using it on the top.

-- Dusty

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#1 posted 12-02-2007 06:34 PM

You’re on a roll, Dusty! I like the top. Using the sapwood like that states that you meant to do it and it brings character to the piece. I like it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-02-2007 08:41 PM

cool. I really like it.
I have some glass shelves in my living room space but it has too much of a modern feel for me… I guess if I faked a wooden frame for the glass it would help. Might have to add that to my “to do” list.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-02-2007 08:52 PM

A great display case Dusty. Nice job on it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-02-2007 09:09 PM

Beautiful little display case Dusty. Nice mix of woods. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 12-02-2007 09:31 PM


I understand completly what your saying about “to much glass”.

The glass makes the furniture piece feel much more lke a modern piece.

One way to “soften” that look is to use the wood frames.

The hardest thing about this whole project to build is keeping ever thing square.

Really its very simple and I have no doubt you could do this project.

Go ahead add it to the “Some Day I Am Going To”... list

-- Dusty

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#6 posted 12-02-2007 11:46 PM

lol oh no, another LJ pushing me to do something new!!! lol :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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