Leaning Birch Shelf

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Project by Rob Vicelli posted 827 days ago 1641 views 9 times favorited 11 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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#1 posted 827 days ago

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

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#2 posted 826 days ago

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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#3 posted 826 days ago

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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#4 posted 826 days ago

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

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#5 posted 826 days ago

Nice work.


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Kent Shepherd

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#6 posted 826 days ago

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 826 days ago

Nice work sometimes projects with angles can be tricky.

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#8 posted 826 days ago

Really nice work

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#9 posted 826 days ago

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 826 days ago

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

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#11 posted 826 days ago

very cool …


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