Shelf for old tool collection

  • Advertise with us
Project by unisaw2 posted 933 days ago 1449 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

8 comments so far

View Moron's profile


4666 posts in 2519 days

#1 posted 933 days ago

Very nice, makes the room “comfortable”

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

View a1Jim's profile


112010 posts in 2203 days

#2 posted 933 days ago

Good job and nice tools

-- Custom furniture

View KMT's profile


591 posts in 1288 days

#3 posted 933 days ago

Looks great, nice display!

-- - Martin

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile


9761 posts in 1244 days

#4 posted 933 days ago

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

View Brandon's profile


4138 posts in 1577 days

#5 posted 933 days ago

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"

View jack1's profile


1912 posts in 2653 days

#6 posted 933 days ago

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

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

View SamuelP's profile


751 posts in 1272 days

#7 posted 933 days ago

You must be tall. That shelf is high up.

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

View unisaw2's profile


179 posts in 1661 days

#8 posted 933 days ago

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase