Plate Shelf

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Project by Steelwinky posted 03-01-2007 10:22 PM 2393 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this plate shelf for a friend. She saw one in a catalog that was very similiar for about $130.00. I build her this one for about a grand total of $20.00. It was built basically from scrap wood laying around. It was built out of a 2×8 chunk of pine, a 2×4 pine and left over oak scrap, that was cut thin on the bandsaw. The oak was thin enough that I could inlay it into the groove I routed around the outside of the pine shelf.

I sure like the oak/pine combination. It was finished with the beewax rub I mentioned in a previous post.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-01-2007 11:37 PM

A good heavy duty shelf. Very nice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 03-02-2007 12:14 AM

Hi Steelwinky;
—-nice piece of shelved ‘wood art’ there!

And I agree with you, very good combination of pine and oak….oh yes, before I forget, that finish of beswax is b-ea-u-t-i-full….and then how you laid the oak into the pine at the edges, really great.

Don’t think you’ll be needing my hefty bench for inspiration since I see your mind is all-ready doing just fine at imagination deamscape.


-- --frank, NH,

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 03-02-2007 06:02 AM

That bend in the oak is kinda interesting

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#4 posted 03-02-2007 02:16 PM

Very nice. At first, I missed the Oak curved around the Pine. More detail there than first meets the eye. Those look like the rustic nails along the edge. It’s kind of hard to see this detail.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#5 posted 03-02-2007 04:28 PM

Is that her that you have in the freezing cold holding it so you can take a picture? I bet the $130.00 model isn’t anywhere near as well built and so nicely finished.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 08-30-2007 01:51 AM

Love the pine. I do lots of stuff in pine as well. Must be that Rocky Mountain upraise’n I have.

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#7 posted 07-21-2012 12:31 PM

Steelwinky, quite the name. LOL Awsome shelf you got there.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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