|Project by vipond33||posted 05-13-2012 04:37 AM||3881 views||15 times favorited||22 comments|
Kitchen shelves, I made one then another of these. It’s always easier when it’s fresh in your mind to make two.
The cherry one was a wedding present for a favourite niece. I used fresh clean figured stock with minimal finishing, so it should colour up & darken real well. Grain patterns pop over time too. On this and the other I ran traditional grooves at the back of each shelf to hold photo’s, plates or other thin standing objects.
Since she and her husband own not even a hammer, I positioned the cleat holes exactly 16” on centre, provided screws, a pilot drill, a miniature level, a magnet to find the studs and a brief installation guide. I jokingly told him to do a pull-up on it before they placed their first valuable thing. He did. Kids.
And yes, there is wood storage everywhere.
The second shelf, mine, came from a really nasty mahogany board culled from a huge shipment we received for a project at work. Pure firewood it was with cross grain checks and fossilization everywhere. Punky in places. Almost unworkable but what grain, what colour!
I left the cup and cracks in.. The best part is the edges you see are not live edges. but internal splits broken apart under light hand pressure.
Finish is high gloss tung oil which gives a great elastic durable surface. No wax. All joinery is, well I’ll let you guess.
36” x 30” x 5”
23” x 23” x 5”
About 14 hrs.(2)
Build on LJ’s.
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