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Project by vipond33 posted 11-10-2012 11:30 AM 3623 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.


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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.


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

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





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woodworm

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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

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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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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woodworm

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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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jaykaypur

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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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Paulo in Texas

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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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shipwright

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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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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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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Terry Ferguson

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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

precise!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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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.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com 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),
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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