Weekend Wall Shelf with a twist from TheWoodWhisperer (October 2012)

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Project by JSB posted 10-14-2012 02:09 AM 1812 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taken directly from the WoodWhisperer’s website. Only change is that I am using 2x construction pine and threw some horse shoes. All from one piece of 2×10x10 from Lowes. Anyone can build one of these. Only tools used were a 12” speed square, sliding miter saw, and a circular saw. I messed up on the middle dado. As you can see from the pics I cut on the wrong side of the line. The spacing is off. I noticed the mistake right when I completed the cut but decided to go ahead with the project. Someone will get this one as a gift and I will build another for the dining room. Total cost was just shy of $18 including a % of my shellac and EM6000 cost. Easy, cheap, quick and anyone can build one!

Link to a modified SketchUp file. Updated with thickness of 2x material and shelf depth is 7.25”

Marc’s original SketchUp file

Link to Marc’s build video

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 02:11 AM

Looks good.

-- Joel

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 02:14 AM

Nice looking build

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 03:27 AM

nice looking shelf.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 08:45 PM

How would you cut the double taper on a table saw? (for the back support piece) Make the first taper cut with a jig then put that tapered side against the jig and double the angle and adjust the fence? There is remarkably little info on this through google searching

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 08:53 PM

Sounds crazy but I didnt use the table saw. I cut the dados with a sliding miter saw and cut the taper first then the chamfer with a circular saw and straight edge. I’ll make a video of it

-- Jay -

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