The game mount shelf

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Project by Bradley Sorenson posted 05-19-2012 04:16 AM 2118 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I did that takes natural edge to a whole other level. This is the first cut off of a slab cut log, so the entire bottom of the shelf is the natural side of a Juniper tree. It’s flat cut on the back, and steel hardware was used to fasten it between two studs in the wall. I sandblasted the natural bottom, hand sanded the top, and finished with teak oil. Excuse the dry wall dust in some of the pictures, this was a new construction home. I’m pretty proud of the shelf, but sorry to say, that’s not my mule deer.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-19-2012 10:38 AM

Beautiful job on that shelf!!
I’d say it needed that reinforcement without a gusset underneath!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 12:49 PM

You did a nice job on that shelf and it’s a perfect spot for that deer.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 03:47 PM

That is a sweet shelf.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 08:45 PM

Nice work…...oh and a great muley too

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 01:28 AM

You created the perfect display for a beautiful mount. Congrats.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 05:18 PM

Great looking shelf. I’ve never seen one similar.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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