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Contrasting Shelf

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Project by ErikF posted 05-15-2012 04:02 AM 1715 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 05-15-2012 04:49 AM

That’s very nice. And welcome to LJ.

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 06:03 AM

That looks awsome.Nice colours.

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 12:04 PM

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

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 12:27 PM

Beautiful shelf and the wood combi is another attraction!

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 02:49 AM

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

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 02:56 PM

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 06-04-2012 02:58 PM

Very cool design Erik, I like the contrasting woods.

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#8 posted 07-24-2012 03:41 AM

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 07-24-2012 12:41 PM

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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