Shelf for old tool collection

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Project by unisaw2 posted 01-31-2012 10:38 PM 2201 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a shelf made out of left over wood from several projects. 12” deep x 7” tall x 11’ long. It is built up out of 5 pieces of pine over a plywood box core.
Crown is left over 5-1/4” pine that was custom milled for a house remodel from long ago. I like the large coves.
The shelf is cleated and lag screwed into wall studs.
It is finished with a dark stain to match a old bookcase that I liked. This is just for my workshop and I wanted to try a very dark stain.

It hangs on the wall above my miter saw, finally got the old tool collection out of storage!

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 01-31-2012 10:59 PM

Very nice, makes the room “comfortable”

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 01-31-2012 11:01 PM

Good job and nice tools

-- wood crafting & classes

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 11:01 PM

Looks great, nice display!

-- - Martin

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 11:35 PM

Old Tools out of Storage? Those look like my users! Ack!

It is a really cool shelf, too… :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 12:28 AM

Sweet shelf! I really like the boxy look. Hopefully you can put the tools to good use now that they’re easily accessible. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 02:38 AM

Wowee! It would make a pretty neat fireplace mantle too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 03:21 AM

You must be tall. That shelf is high up.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 04:05 AM

Ha, the shelf is mainly for display. I can reach it at 8’ but it is a stretch. I don’t use the old tools that much, especially the Stanley 55, it’s a pain to set up, probably the reason there are so many of them in flea markets in perfect condition.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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