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Project by superstretch posted 1157 days ago 1304 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, I finally finished the shelf that I’ve been working on. The finish work has been done for a few days and I just needed some time to mount it on the wall.

To recap: (original)

I needed to build a shelf to replace a table that my wife just had to have where it was, regardless of the fact that both people and dogs ran into it because of its footprint, flimsiness, and tightness of the path it was in.

Construction is QSRO with walnut breadboard ends (of sorts). The ends are just glued on (won’t get too much movement, since where it attaches is less than 5” wide). The backsplash and pieces underneath are biscuit joined. Total dimensions are 40” long, 8” high, and 8” wide. The oak pieces used have some of the most outrageous rays I’ve ever seen. The backsplash is also oak and actually from the same board as the top, but its coloring is very dark gray.

Aside from that, the piece is finished with a nice dousing of med walnut Danish Oil followed by 5-8 coats of wipe on poly (8 on the very visible surfaces, fewer elsewhere). Between the 4th and each of the later coats, I hit it quickly and lightly with some 400 grit. It has a nice shine to it, but not plastic-y.

Overall, it fits the style of the house well and the colors look great. I wish I had some more natural light in that area so that it didn’t look all washed out. I’m happy that that is one more project that is complete!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY





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devann

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#1 posted 1157 days ago

The shelf looks good Dan. I just saw it and thought, I’ve seen this before. Then I remembered seeing your blog. Looks like you nailed it, well done. Now on to the next one.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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superstretch

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#2 posted 1157 days ago

Thanks. Hopefully the next project will be something faster.. I need something with a quick turn-around to sort of reboot my WWing system

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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devann

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#3 posted 1157 days ago

Dan, birdhouses are quick and easy. It’s that time of year. You can pop out 1/2 dozen of them in a single afternoon. And the lady of the house likes em too.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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cranesgonewild

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#4 posted 1157 days ago

Looks good.
I like the walnut wings.
It’s nice to have your ‘artwork’ hung on a wall.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 1157 days ago

Very nice.

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

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superstretch

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#6 posted 1157 days ago

Darrell- I have a lot of old barn board I want to scan for metal and then run through the planer to see whats underneath… I also have a good amount of 200 year old cedar that I’m sure would do an excellent job holding birdie babies

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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superstretch

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#7 posted 1157 days ago

Thanks guys..

@cranesgonewild – funny you should mention that.. at one point I took a hard look at it and it looked like the front-most part of a car hood/fenders.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 1157 days ago

Looks good Dan.

Lee

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DamnYankee

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#9 posted 1156 days ago

Nice work. My wife usually can stand to wait long enough for me to get my projects done.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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superstretch

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#10 posted 1156 days ago

Thanks Lee and Rob. My wife is the same way, but her pokes often inspire me to get things done

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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