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Project by Luke posted 01-26-2012 03:38 AM 3449 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an airplane shelf that was featured in Wood magazine I believe. My wife saw something similar to it in a pottery barn catalog and said she wanted it for our son’s room. His room is air plane themed so I got the plans, and built it pretty much to plans. Not a hard project at all, great for just a skill building project.

Made mostly of painted MDF, with some poplar and the propeller was some scrap QSWO that I had laying around in the scrap heap. At first I was hesitant because previous experience working with MDF makes me essentially hate it, not to mention that almost all furniture now days is made of the stuff. But actually it wasn’t too bad, glue size makes a WORLD of difference on the finish, and looking at how consistent it finishes with proper preparation and using and HAND DRIVER to set the screws vs a drill, its actually not bad, wish now I would have done the paneling on my fireplace with it…





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#1 posted 01-26-2012 04:11 AM

What a cool Idea good job.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 04:25 AM

This is the first time I’ve seen something like this, at least that I can remember, and I like it! Both my father and father-in-law are private pilots and plane buffs in-general, so this would certainly resonate with both of them.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 04:35 AM

Great Job! My wife thinks it’s very cute.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 04:52 AM

thats cool…

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 05:02 AM

Very cute! I need to figure out how to remember it whenever grandkids come along…

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 05:18 AM

That’s easy sras… make one tomorrow… store… but then you have to remember where you stored it? hmmm I see your dilemma…

-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ... http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 05:35 AM

I say make a tail end of the plane and place it in the adjoining room!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 09:00 AM

Haha, I was thinking it should hold planes instead of being a plane. :)

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 10:44 AM

love it

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 11:32 AM

Neat. The finish on it looks great.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#11 posted 01-26-2012 04:10 PM

Great looking shelf. Great job !!

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 04:44 PM

Way to go, Dad. It looks great and I’ll bet that your son is crazy about it.

helluvawreck

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#13 posted 01-26-2012 05:31 PM

Very cool, we were planning on doing an airplane theme for my sons room. It seemed only fitting being that I’ve been in aviation for the better part of 20 years but after this last Christmas he has become a HUGE Thomas the Train fanatic. So do you have any plans for a train lol!

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#14 posted 01-28-2012 02:43 AM

Thanks for the comments guys!

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#15 posted 01-28-2012 03:39 PM

Planes, Trains…...... & Automobiles (the next fan wave)!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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