Simple Oak Shelf

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Project by Tyler posted 04-16-2012 01:08 AM 1309 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad asked me to make this for him to hold a bunch of binders where he works. I was confined to a 12 inch space and one day to make it. I figured I would make it tall and skinny. I made the dados with a 3/4” bit in my router and a straight edge; they came out surprisingly well. To keep it from falling forward, I put a cleat on the wall and another that hooks onto it on the top of the shelf. I finished it with tung oil. Thanks for looking.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 01:50 AM

You did a fine job on this and it fits perfect! It really looks good in his office. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 05:59 AM


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#3 posted 04-16-2012 11:52 AM

Well done!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 12:06 PM

Nice custom shelf.

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 04:52 PM

That came out very good.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 09:44 PM

Good job, looks like it fills a very specific need

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 07-02-2012 01:31 AM

Nice shelf.

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