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Counter Top Shelf

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Project by balidoug posted 11-25-2011 02:20 PM 1326 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

All she wanted was a counter-top shelf to save space. A simple trestle would have worked fine. But Nooooo, I had to make it complicated and way beyond my neophyte abilities. Then, half-way through, the wet monsoon started, and the jump in humidity played havoc on the joints. As hand-tool projects go, here’s another one. I am more than a little proud of the hand cut half-blind dovetails, only my second attempt; And of the stile-thingies (I think that’s the technical term).

The shelf is Teak. The frames benkerai, the stile-thingies are suar. The finish is a mix of beeswax dissolved to a paste in teak oil.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant





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#1 posted 11-25-2011 09:25 PM

That is a first class shelf! Nice job on the dovetails.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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