Another escape.....something a little different..!!!

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Project by Rick Dennington posted 03-03-2011 09:01 AM 2145 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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….

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 10:38 AM

Good work Rick….nice tight dados ;-)

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#2 posted 03-03-2011 11:29 AM

Another WINNER By Mr. Dennington!!

Good Photos and Excellent Detailed Description also. Thank you for that!

Kep Em Coming Rick!!

Rick (the Other One)

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 11:41 AM

Nice, really nice, if my wife sees this I know what I’ll be doing.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#4 posted 03-03-2011 12:15 PM

Rick nice work buddy, I like that all the shelves are not spaced the same and the bottom with the curve help set a side from being boring. Great job on the dadoes and the finish! I’m sure shes very happy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 04:50 PM

Thanks guys, it was a fun build. Simple in design, but with the bow front shelf, made it different.

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 05:05 PM

Not too shabby, bud

-- Joe

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 05:10 PM

Rick, I just hope Diann doesn’t see this. She already has too many project ideas as it is!

Great job,Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 09:00 PM

Thanks Kent, I know how busy you are at the store, so if you don’t have the time, tell Diann I’ll build her one and deliver it to her the next time I’m down to Lubbock… Of course there’s a build fee and a delivery charge….lol.:)).

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 09:03 PM


I just build them the way they want them built. She had the rough drawing and diminsions, and how she wanted it, so it was really easy…..

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 09:09 PM

Rick, I have always thought it was very important to include the details of a build. I try to include them in all my projects I post. I hate looking at a project with a one-liner like “Here’s an outhouse I built”. I want pictures, details, dimeinsions, what, how, when, wood used…..eveything. If it don’t have that, and just a one-liner, I’ll pass on leaving a comment…..If they don’t have time to give info, I don’t have time to reply….!!!!

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#11 posted 03-04-2011 03:22 AM

Dude I have so much to learn from you. Beautiful man. Good detail description. I’m not letting my wife look she is a seam stress too. She might hire you and not me.

-- Who can I block now???????????????????????

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#12 posted 03-04-2011 03:58 AM

Now we wouldn’t want her to do that….She’s got a good woodworker right at home….

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 09:33 AM

thats a great idea and well made too…i love using datos whenever i can…my wife sews all the time,, i might barrow your idea for her craft room….keep crankin these projects out…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 03-19-2011 03:43 AM

great job she will get alot of use out of it and/ how do you know how much to build it for ??

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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