Burlwood Shelf

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Project by Dooley posted 04-14-2008 11:40 PM 3145 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No big story here, just a chunk of burl I got off ebay for 10 bucks. It wasn’t nice enough to slice up into something special so it’s just a shelf. I like French Cleat style to hang things.

-- Dooley

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 11:46 PM

May not have been nice enough, but it sure makes a different looking shelf. Nice ingenuity, what’s a French Cleat? your brother in woodworking John

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 11:53 PM

Looks good to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 12:16 AM

Hi Dooley,

This certainly is an interesting looking shelf. It adds a unique touch to the room’s decor.

Nice idea.

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 03:30 AM

nice addition to an empty corner

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 12:59 PM

Gorgeous hunk of burl.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 12:06 AM

nice work !

show us a photo of the back.

I’d like to make one of these but, and I’m not sure how you did it.

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#7 posted 04-16-2008 02:55 PM

it’s the french cleat style for hanging cabinets, but I’ve used it to hang a ton of things. Hope this picture helps you see how it’s constructed,

French Cleat

-- Dooley

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 02:56 PM

really cool. great use of the burl

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#9 posted 07-20-2008 06:36 PM

such a wonderful idea !!! Adding to my favorites in case I ever stumble across a $10 burl anywhere : )

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#10 posted 10-29-2008 02:47 AM

A very unique corner shelf. I think the fooo fooo designers would love it too! What type of burl is it? Do you have additional hardware to anchor the shelf into the cleat? Or does the weight & angle of it keep it solid?

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#11 posted 08-27-2016 01:28 AM

That’s beautiful!

-- Measure once, cut twice, and if it's still to short, cut it again.

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