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Project by Dovydas posted 08-08-2012 04:57 PM 2206 views 28 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shelf I made from pear and finished with wood oil and 2 coats of lacquer. It’s was build for another person so I cant show how it’s look hanged on the wall.

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 05:48 PM

Very cool. How did you make the end-grain to long-grain joints?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 06:41 PM

Here’s the original:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 08:19 PM


-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#4 posted 08-08-2012 08:23 PM

Looks good. I think I like your version a little better.

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#5 posted 08-08-2012 09:56 PM

unique shelf.

It looks great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 08-09-2012 02:59 AM

I am currently building a shelf like this, slightly modified design but same inspiration. How are you hanging it? I was thinking of using mostly an internal cleat.

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#7 posted 08-09-2012 08:43 AM

Very cool design, I like the way it grows out fo the wall.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-09-2012 03:55 PM

Thank you for all comments. I see that BinghamtonEd asked me how I join end-grain to long-grain and powdernine asked me how I hanged this shelf, it will be hard to explain in english because I’m from Lithuanian but I try. So joints are very simple to make. In both sides with router I make grooves fill them with woodglue and put in that groove a plywood so all joints are maked this way. Now about hanging. In store I bought a three small metal sheets with holes. With glue and woodscrews I atteched them to shelf and then I drill a three holes into the wood. Then another screews goes into the wall and shellf monting on thes screws. I hop you understand what I want to tell.

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#9 posted 08-09-2012 03:59 PM

Good description of the joint. You speak English well. What you’ve described is a spline joint.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#10 posted 08-09-2012 05:38 PM

Just like Krunoslav’s

But I like the your darker wood better :-)

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#11 posted 08-10-2012 02:53 PM

Very cool. Similar to another not to long ago. This design is really creative, I hope if/when you make another one you share your techniques in more detail with pics. Sounds from your description that you used floating tenons. I think I’d like to make this but I will cheat and make a hollow skeleton.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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