wall shelfs

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Project by mrtrim posted 01-23-2008 12:08 AM 4559 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are some different wall shelves that i make as gifts mostly and sometimes i use leftovers from a customers job and give them one that matches thier crown moulding just as a token of apreciation . i had posted a cherry one and one of the l. j.s asked if id help him through the process of making one . so i wanted to post a little different style he could use . if you look close at the black you can see these dont return back on a 45 deg. angle they turn back on 30 deg. so they kinda flare back rather than square . also something different is the silver one is painted with automotive acrylic enamel i think its a 2002 chrysler color with metal flkae and a slight red pearlecent additive . the black one is again automotive acrylic enamel a mercedes straight black auto paint works quite well on wood ive been doing it for many years . i plan on doing a blog on making these . as i talked to this jock on the phone but its kinda diffocult to explain that way thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 12:13 AM

Nice shelves. I assume you screw a cleat to the wall then attach the shelf to the cleat?

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 12:38 AM

Very nice! I assume the same thing as rikkor.

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

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 01:03 AM

yes that is correct thanks guys

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 02:45 AM

That’s really great looking. I have such a 90-degree mind (although sometimes mistaken for obtuse) that I would have never considered a soft angle like that. The flare effect (and that “I” effect) really make these original.
Nice job. Very creative.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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#5 posted 01-23-2008 03:11 AM

Nice stuff as always, mrtrim.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-23-2008 04:32 AM

Looks great mr! Nice work.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 01-23-2008 04:40 AM

Nice work mrtrim, great idea

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 01-23-2008 07:43 AM

Nice MrTrim. As we say here in New Orleans, you are offering a little Lagniappe for your customers. I will be watching for the blog on how you build them.

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

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#9 posted 01-23-2008 01:46 PM

thanks guys these are not much of a big deal their all made from leftovers and only takes about 30 min. to build plus whatever to finish . just kinda fun thing to fool around with

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#10 posted 01-23-2008 02:47 PM

Hey! Bring that blog on!

-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#11 posted 01-23-2008 03:09 PM

what a wonderful idea to give one to the home-owner!!

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#12 posted 01-23-2008 03:53 PM

Hey Trim, thanks for sharing. You have a lot of other nice skills with trim that I would like to hear about also.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 01-24-2008 12:05 AM

thanks folks steve any time i can help im more than happy to do so

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#14 posted 08-10-2008 03:21 PM

Another creative idea !! How do you hang them ?

-- NW wood worker

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#15 posted 12-24-2008 05:31 AM

beautiful shelves !...Did you ever create that Blog ? Happy Holidays : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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