|Project by Rick Dennington||posted 03-03-2011 09:01 AM||2103 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I built this for a lady that I do some work for quite often. She wanted a hanging wall shelf to go in her sewing room where she could put her sewing materials such as quilting books, DVDs, sewing stuff, pictures, etc. close at hand, but out of the way of all of her machines, quilting frame, etc. All the wood is 3/4”.
The two uprights are solid 3/4” oak, 6” deep, and 44 1/4” tall. The shelfs are 6” deep, and 31 1/4” long.
They are set in 3/8” x 3/4” dados, and spaced 8”, 8”, 5 1/4”, 5 1/4”, and 10 1/4” apart. I came down 1” from the top, cut and spaced all the dados for the shelfs, and the last dado was 1” from the bottom. What makes this wall shelf a little different is that the last shelf has a bow front design that she wanted me to put on it.
I have made a couple of bow front projects, so this was nothing new to do. All of the shelfs are oak veneer plywood, and the fronts are oak iron-on veneer. I finished it with 2 coats of Watco Danish Oil. Let each coat dry for about 72 hours, and applied 4 coats of a Watco Wipe-On poly, letting each coat dry the approiate time.
The husband will figure out how to hang it…..I just build it….I don’t install it…..Thanks for looking.. Almost forgot: After all the parts were made, I sanded them all before glue-up with 180 and 320 grit paper.
Glued it up with Titebond Extend, and clamped it for about 4 hours. Between coats of finish I buffed it with
0000 steel wool….
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