My First Project

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Project by sjdickey posted 2414 days ago 1000 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first project. My son asked for a shelf to display his girlfriends prized signed volleyball. I had just read an article on building a torsion box shelf and thought that would be just the thing. The interior of the box is poplar and the outside is maple (at least I think it was Maple).

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#1 posted 2414 days ago

Looks great! How did you attach it to the wall?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2414 days ago

Great job. Nice shelf.

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

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#3 posted 2414 days ago

I put a cleat on the wall sized exactly to fit in the back of the shelf. If you look closely at the last picture you can see the holes for screws that go up into the cleat. I originally made it to attach to the wall permanently but they wanted to be able to take with them when they moved so I came up with the screw solution on the fly.

Thanks for the kind words.

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#4 posted 2414 days ago

That is a really nice looking floating shelf – your son should be quite pleased.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2414 days ago

Good job. Makes for a nice display. I have made one, too.

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#6 posted 2414 days ago

nery special…well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2414 days ago

I like the cleat idea, gives it a super clean look. I’m going to keep that one in my pocket for future use.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#8 posted 2414 days ago

nice project ! love the curley maple , well done

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