|Project by wuddoc||posted 03-23-2008 04:50 AM||1580 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I have been collecting lanterns for decades and wanted to display them in a unique way so not only could the lanterns front and sides be visible but also the back. At the same time I did not want a traditional shelf system. The shelves started out as 8/4 teak. Using a model from a 2×10 the front bottom edge and both ends were rounded so the appearance would not be a block of wood sticking out from the wall. Once the rounded front shape looked right a template was created of that shape and used as a go-no go gage for the teak. I learned that when you scribe a mirror on the back side and bend it forward the mirror face breaks in a jagged series of shapes. The heights correspond to the height of the individual lanterns as I did not want a traditional rectangle of mirror behind.
The small nails in the top surface of each shelf are actually nickel escutcheon pins and keep the lanterns from sliding off along with being a decorative contrasting design against the teak. The shelves are 1/’2” off the wall and are attached to the wall studs. I used threaded metal stud where one end is a screw thread to attach to the wall stud while the other end is a machine thread that slid into the shelf and was epoxied.