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Project by kiefer posted 11-08-2012 12:37 AM 1776 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the display shelf /divider I build for our house .
It is made entirely from MDF and is the cabinet I build the the doors for in my previous post .
It is a nice addition and blocks the view into the bathroom across the hallway .
The back panel is made the same way as the doors 3/8 MDF with 3/8 overlay and the slightly curved shelves are supported by 5mm shelf pegs so they can be moved in the the future .
Handles for the doors still to come .
Some of my votive holders and boxes now have a place to be displayed along with other items that are dear to me .
As a little tip when screwing MDF in the edge , pre drill the screw hole at an angle ,that way the board will not split open when the screw is driven in .
MDF seems similar to plywood which is made up of layers and also splits easily , low root thread type screws work best .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-08-2012 01:11 AM

Nice work. I love built in projects. Just makes a room feel more than just 4 walls. Good job and I love the back.
- Jay

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 01:12 AM

Nice job, well made & a great divider to hide the bathroom :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 02:17 AM

You could have fooled me as far as MDF looks fantastic

-- Grandpaj

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 02:39 AM

Looks terrific Kiefer. Really inspiring work here, thanks for sharing it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 03:22 AM

That is one nice looking cabinet, Kiefer. Thanks for sharing!! Did you spray it white?
One thin I do with holes that I don’t trust to hold is to pre-drill the hole, run a screw in and out and then put tight bond in the hole with a toothpick and let it set up in the threads. I do that lot on refrigerator magnets that I turn on the lathe. I mount them on a madrel with #6 screw in the middle. The screw will strip out of a lot of woods so I put the glue in the solidify the threads.

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

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 03:26 AM

Great alternative to a partition wall – looks nicer and is more functional too. Interesting tip on running in the screws (mine go in crooked anyhow !!!). You are a brave man to work with MDF. That stuff is hard on you and your tools (killer dust) !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 11-08-2012 03:28 AM

Looks cool really good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 11-08-2012 05:04 AM

Excellent! I like this a lot. Looks great in that room

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#9 posted 11-08-2012 11:49 AM

Love the “sweep” of the shelves. Very nice and looks great in the house.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 11-08-2012 06:14 PM

Looks really good Kiefer.
Elegant way to devide the room.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 11-08-2012 11:39 PM

That is really nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-09-2012 03:01 AM

Geat Job! You have truly impressed me. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 11-11-2012 09:05 PM

VERY NICE! I like the rear panel and crown details.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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