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Leaning Birch Shelf

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Project by Rob Vicelli posted 04-07-2012 02:53 AM 1992 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a leaning shelf made from 6/4 Birch for the side frames, plywood shelves with 3/8 solid edge banded. This was my first sketchup design. This was also the first project for my new Jessem Doweling jig (really a nice tool). It was a little tricky leveling the shelves, I drilled all the rear dowel holes then used a square to transfer the height to the front leg,and used that mark to line up the doweling jig. Sanded with 220 and 3 coats of Gloss Enduro-var followed by a final satin coat.

-- Rob V





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 04:13 AM

Kind of like the racks that the Navajo use to display rugs

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 11:28 AM

I like this. Would also work as a plant stand or as an accessory to a potting table/bench. Great job.

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BTKS

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 12:51 PM

Nice clean design. The contents on the shelf take the show but the shelf sure compliments. It really fits with the wood siding wall. Nice work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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vakman

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 01:02 PM

Well done sir. I’ve never seen siding like that, is that HW flooring?

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#5 posted 04-07-2012 01:36 PM

Nice work.

Lee

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#6 posted 04-07-2012 02:20 PM

When I saw your post, I had to do a double take. A few months ago I built a stand almost identical to yours to display my boxes in my store.

Good job, obviously I like the design.

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 02:42 PM

Nice work sometimes projects with angles can be tricky.

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 04:39 PM

Really nice work

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Rob Vicelli

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#9 posted 04-07-2012 07:03 PM

Thanks for the nice comments,

Vakman – The wall is cedar planking – This is not in my house but I have used this planking previously, it is nice but dings easily.

-- Rob V

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#10 posted 04-08-2012 12:27 AM

These are very nicely designed shelves and yours came out very nice. Cheers

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#11 posted 04-08-2012 01:27 AM

very cool …

Regards
DAN

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#12 posted 12-12-2014 12:24 PM

very nicely done. Your design or did you work from a plan? If from a plan, would you share it?

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Rob Vicelli

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#13 posted 12-12-2014 05:35 PM

Yes I designed it it sketchup first then built and modified as I went along – I can email you a copy of the sketchup file or PDF of each scene (Section) if you like – I believe you can message me and put your email in the message and I will send you the sketchup file.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- Rob V

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