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Project by BreakingBoardom posted 962 days ago 6488 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the first of the Christmas projects I’m doing this year. My wife’s sister is a teacher and needed something to put all her students papers. They sell things similar at Office Depot and such but the ones made of wood are like $150-$200. So I built her this for much less. It’s Birch Ply from the big box store that actually had some nice figure and a little light curl to it, and I edged it with some African Mahogany. I made it easy to assembly with Knock-Down Hardware so it would be easy to transport as well. You can see it disassembled in the second pic with all the hardware in a baby food jar.

Like I said, the materials are Brich Ply and African Mahogany with the shelves and back made of hardboard. It’s got 32 spaces and overall is about 40” L x 25” H x 12” D. I used some Danish Oil for the finish. My sister-in-law loved it and put it up in her class last Monday and got many comments. May even lead to a few more. Any questions and comments welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 962 days ago

Wow! This is really nice! You did a great job and I am sure it is much nicer than the Office Depot stuff. It was really nice to see.

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Skylark53

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#2 posted 962 days ago

Good work. It looks like it will be good and durable, nice to see as well.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 961 days ago

You did a fine job on this useful project : )

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559dustdesigns

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#4 posted 961 days ago

This shelf looks great. Im sure it will be well used by many future students.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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BreakingBoardom

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#5 posted 961 days ago

Thanks everyone. I wish I could have taken better pics. This was my first time using African Mahogany but it is some beautiful stuff.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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glue4you

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#6 posted 961 days ago

That reminds me of the correction work that I’ve been running away from for days now :-(

Nice build and certainly useful for teachers with their own classroom!

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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thedude50

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#7 posted 954 days ago

ok well this is really cool Matt I need to make one just like it did you make plans I really want to make this for my wife for Christmas 2012

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BreakingBoardom

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#8 posted 954 days ago

Lance, I believe I drew it up in CAD if you want that. I may have dimensioned it for myself so I could have the measurements. Let me check on my computer at home after work today to see what I got.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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saddlenow

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#9 posted 519 days ago

Great job. I am looking into a much lesser project to organize sandpaper in my shop; Thanks for the idea.

-- If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be-Jefferson

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