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Project by vipond33 posted 11-10-2012 11:30 AM 4166 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple floor standing kitchen shelf.

Eastern white pine and the same buried under plastic laminate.

Double notched construction, brass screws in cups. T&T oil, shellac and wax.

Pine is the wood that other woods kick sand in the face of down at the beach,
and this will get beat up too, pretty sure.
Oh well.

24” x 42” x 16”
About 30 hrs.
Build on LJ’s.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 12:23 PM

Very nicely done – I like the design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 12:30 PM

clean design, I really like it

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 12:30 PM

Very nice Giene, I agree pine gets kicked around a lot but this shows how nice it can look. The only things people hate worse is plastic laminate but it’s a great choice for the kitchen. I think its a great looking shelf that will hold up for years.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 12:45 PM

I agree with Paul that plastic laminate is the right choice for the shelves (in the kitchen). It will not get permenant stains and cleans easily.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 01:08 PM

Very nice look to this. Good job.

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

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#6 posted 11-10-2012 01:12 PM

Nice design, fine construction = great project that’s not only practical, but no doubt promotes domestic tranquility.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 01:25 PM

I like your double notch method, that will prevent the screws from acting as hinges and prevent it from racking forward or backward. I’ll have to borrow that method.

I also like this color combination of the laminate and pine.

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 02:09 PM

Simplicity is not always as easily achieved as it appears but it is always a worthy goal.

He scores!!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 11-10-2012 03:38 PM

clean and crisp gene

and a great addition for all the stuff
that we all use daily

thanks for sharing your doll collection with us too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 11-10-2012 03:47 PM

Another well done project with good clean design and excellent craftsmanship.
The pine front edge detail is very nice and the rabbet on the rear posts is subtle.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#11 posted 11-10-2012 04:52 PM

Nice Gene, I like the variety in your projects. Never what you are going to come up with next.

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#12 posted 11-10-2012 06:27 PM

Very nice design Gene, I like the graduated shelfs. +1 what ShaneA said. Every piece can’t be Gabon Ebony with madagascar burl inlay, lol. I personally like pine and often build with it. I think its a great wood for building peacefully – lot less stressful for novice woodworkers to approach than say a piece of prized mahogany. It has its place and in colonial America many fine pieces were constructed from eastern white, so it certainly fits in your kitchen. I hope it does its job well for you, your daughter seems to have already found a use for it :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#13 posted 11-10-2012 07:14 PM


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#14 posted 11-10-2012 08:41 PM

I like it, reminds me of a design from the 50s but more sophisticated.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 11-10-2012 08:59 PM

You are amazing.
The design, style, execution, and photography is superb.

Thanks for the inspiration (and the smile; say hello to your daughter),

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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