Custom shelving

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Project by davegalesr posted 02-11-2011 11:13 AM 1134 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the first of six projects I made for a co-worker. The shelves were custom fit to dress up an annoying corner in an old home. The base had to be scribed to the floor which sloped almost 2 inches in that short span. This was all made of white oak stained with an English brown oak poly stain. The base was back cut to allow for the relatively tight curves.

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 11:53 AM

i bet the co-worker was more than pleased with this one, nice job with the curves

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 12:15 PM

That is very cool
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 04:39 PM

Yup that’s custom!

Nice job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 06:56 PM

That’s nice! The 2” slope is amazing.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 04:48 AM


You did a fine job on a very difficult built-in. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 02-13-2011 05:16 PM

rounding the corners was a great idea in this heavy traffic area.
Nice flow for a difficult area to work with.

At first I thought having a stained back veneer would have been nice but that might make it too dark.
They just need to add a little color to the walls. IMO – White is only for ceilings.

Good job.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#7 posted 05-03-2012 08:46 AM

Rather than such type of use…plant a tree for your love one…it will be fruitful and permanent too…

by, memorial urns

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 05:19 PM

Very nice.
This is the kind of job I always get. Something I’ve never done before, that will never be repeated. One off.
I hope you charged enough.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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