Dovetail shelves

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Project by FlightFeathers posted 03-15-2008 01:26 AM 1414 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This my first, and only, woodworking project.

i’ve had my eye on the atlas shelves for a while, but those are super expensive, so I made some myself. these are made out of pine, they are more of a prototype than the actual thing. the standards are made out of poplar.

the shelves have a notch on the inside corners, which slip over the standards, and then secured to the standards at the top with a wooden peg. i wanted the standards to be hidden on the inside, so when you look at it from the side, it looks like the shelves are floating.

many more photos here

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 02:04 AM

wow cool. those dovetails must have taken a long time. they show a great level of craftsmanship though. great job!

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Mark E.

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 02:07 AM

I would have to say that that looks to be a very well executed first project.

Well done.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 03:33 AM

Wow – can’t wait to see your second project. Well done!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 04:01 AM

I have never seen that design before. Fabulous! And your first project? Come on… I looking forward to seeing more from you. Welcome to Lumberjocks. Lot’s of positive stuff here.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 10:36 AM

Pretty ingenious. Good work on the dovetails. Most people don’t tackle them on their first project.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 11:02 PM

A unique suspension system, very nice for a first project.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 03-16-2008 11:41 AM

Great looking first project – looking for the second now :-))

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

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#8 posted 04-24-2008 05:15 PM

These are very cool.. Love the floating look and the adjustability is very useful. Great work!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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