Contrasting Shelf

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Project by ErikF posted 703 days ago 1521 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A shelf I finished a couple days ago for the babies room…wife hasn’t decided what wall to hang it on so I took a picture of it hanging from a non-matching hanging piece (the mahogany). I like how these hanging shelves have turned out and think I might put a few more together. Save space and look pretty unique. I used birch and maple in the construction.

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#1 posted 703 days ago

That’s very nice. And welcome to LJ.

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#2 posted 703 days ago

That looks awsome.Nice colours.

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#3 posted 703 days ago

Love it !!!
Absolutely beautiful.
Going in my favorites.

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#4 posted 703 days ago

Beautiful shelf and the wood combi is another attraction!

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#5 posted 702 days ago

that looks great, I like the design and the contrasting woods, nicely done.

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#6 posted 682 days ago

That’s a really nice piece and I love the color if the woods together. it looks like you hung it using a french cleat, am I right?

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#7 posted 682 days ago

Very cool design Erik, I like the contrasting woods.

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#8 posted 633 days ago

Very nice shelves. Is birch a dark wood or did you stain it? If you stained it, what did you use.

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#9 posted 633 days ago

Jean, the birch is the light wood and the dark wood is roasted maple. I didn’t use any stain on this shelf because the maple provided the contrast i was looking for.

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