DVD Shelf

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Project by darryl posted 02-26-2007 04:22 AM 3150 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been considering this project since this past Thanksgiving when we began planning on painting our living room. At the same time, the newest copy of The Family Handyman had an article on this DVD shelf. I liked the style and it seemed to be a perfect fit for the room.

Well today I finished it!

The shelf is constructed with white oak. I used plywood for the back and was forced to use pine molding as the local Home Depot didn’t have the molding I was hoping for in oak. I was able to get a pretty good match on the pine using the early american stain from Minwax. The whole thing was rubbed down with a couple coats of BLO.

One of the thoughts on this project is to get the DVDs out of the reach of my firecracker three year old.

She can still reach them…

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 02-26-2007 04:31 AM

It looks good! We have been mixing woods for centuries now. Of course that would have been a great excuse to buy a new router…and a few new bits. Maybe a new router table with matching planer/moulder. Then we’d need that new dust collection system…might as well get the lathe you’ve had your eye on.

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#2 posted 02-26-2007 04:34 AM

I can’t say those options didn’t run through my mind. I did flip through a couple catalogs before I broke down and bought the pine molding!!

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#3 posted 02-26-2007 04:40 AM

Very Nice, Darryl. It caused me to go looking for my November Issue of family Handyman.

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#4 posted 02-26-2007 06:21 AM

Darryl – this is nice. I have seen reference to ‘BLO’ in many of the posts. I was hoping that it would become self-evident what this was. Not familiar with the term here in Oz. What is it?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 02-26-2007 07:29 AM

Don blo = boiled linseed oil.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#6 posted 02-26-2007 07:50 AM

Good work Darryl. Did you find your issue Obi?

-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#7 posted 02-26-2007 04:17 PM

I am impressed that you thought of doing something around Thanksgiving, and have it hanging in your house in late Feb. Too convicting for me! Good work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 02-26-2007 08:14 PM

it actually went together quickly. two weekends and some sanding during the week was about it.

I’ve got all of our DVDs in there now and the thing is full though… so we either can’t buy anymore DVDs or I need to build something else now!

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#9 posted 02-27-2007 02:29 AM

That is a nice shelf Darryl, elegant and understated at the same time. A nice job!

Sounds like you better get working on that DVD cabinet (with a locking door)!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#10 posted 02-27-2007 03:04 AM

looks like there’s room on top – if you whip out a couple of book ends, or stack em up to the ceiling… though that might avalanche down on your little one. Ours was a climber too.
I’d say get cracking on the next one… otherwise it’s nothing but Netflix here on out.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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