Shaker/Miles125 Inspired Shelves

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Project by CedarFreakCarl posted 2390 days ago 1484 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw the wonderful boxes Miles125 made as Christmas gifts that were contructed of walnut and heart pine, I knew I had to give that combination a whirl. So, here’s what I came up with. I think the walnut and pine compliment each other wonderfully. This is a slight variation on the shaker shelf theme as most of these hanging types of shaker shelves don’t have drawers. I haven’t picked a spot for this yet, which is why it’s not hanging. The little drawers have through dovetails and the shelves are attached with sliding dovetails. The finish is wipe on satin poly.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#1 posted 2390 days ago

it is very nice. excellent colors

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 2390 days ago

This is a very nice piece. I like your use of dovetails on the piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2389 days ago

great looking work carl , i like the wood combo also . very nice work

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#4 posted 2389 days ago

The woods compliment each other nicely.

-- Andy Stark

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#5 posted 2389 days ago

oh yes.. very nice!!! well done

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#6 posted 2389 days ago

A nifty design and great wood combo, Carl!

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

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#7 posted 2389 days ago

Great looking shelf, nice work, great sliding dovetails.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#8 posted 2389 days ago

Dan, Scott, mrtrim, relic, MsDeb, Charlie and Critterman, Thanks!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#9 posted 2389 days ago

Carl. A very nice job. The dovetails look great. Who says you need half-blind dovetails on drawers.

-- 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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#10 posted 2389 days ago

Thanks Karson! I really like through dovetails better anyway.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#11 posted 2389 days ago

Great looking shelves. I really like the drawers.

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

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#12 posted 2389 days ago

Great piece – nice contrast and glow – really warm.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#13 posted 2280 days ago

Love the shaker style. Well done.

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#14 posted 2280 days ago

Beautiful!!!! I saved the pictures for a future project.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 2275 days ago

Thanks again for the kind comments. Jarrod: That heart pine actually came from from my Great Grandad’s store that we tore down in the late 60’s. I’ve got a pretty good pile of it down in our barn. I love it too!!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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