|Project by Robsshop||posted 03-10-2011 05:20 AM||1991 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
After setting up a new fire place unit and wall mounted flat screen We decided that We needed something to store all of the entertainment components( i.e. cable box,DVD,X-box and CD player)along with SWMBO nic-nacs ! I was able to secure 1/2 a shelf for some of My WW books (VICTORY !)..... The decision was to have something with an open shelf design to help the entertainment wall seem less over-baring. The Wife liked My suggestion of Ladder shelves, So off to the drawing board I went.
I decided to use some lengths of Purpleheart from my stock pile for the rails, but to keep cost down (somewhat), I used Maple ply-veneer for the shelves. I constructed the shelves using dadoes in the rails and attached with glue and re-enforced with screws. To conceal the hardware and dress up the sides I used square plugs made with Ebony ! I used an Ebony dye stain on the Maple-Ply and then used a hand rubbed oil/poly mix for a finish. Over all, the design and build turned out as intended and was a fun project, I do Love working with PH ! Its always amazing how its color changes with time and light exposure…..THANKS FOR LOOKING….ROB
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)