Biplane knick-knack shelf

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Project by harriw posted 12-13-2012 11:52 PM 2705 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this 4 years ago for my son for Christmas (5 years old now, so he was 1 at the time). His bedroom is done in antique planes, but didn’t really have any shelf space. His room is a bit small for a full-blown bookshelf to fit in with the crib, changing table, etc. that was in there at the time. But he needed somewhere to keep his various baby trinkets. The solution: wall-mounted storage.

Looks like it needs dusting – sorry about that :)

Nothing fancy here either – just pine boards, dowels, and a jig-sawed 2×4 for the plane body. I cheated and got the propeller at a hobby shop (pretty sure I bought the wheels at a craft store too). I don’t recall for sure who painted this one, but I believe it was probably my wife.

I did have fun making the nose-cone for the propeller though – made a jig to spin a dowel through a round-over bit on a cheap router table, then cut it off the dowel.

Anyway, just thought this might give someone some ideas for Christmas gifts for the little guys.

-- Bill - Western NY

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#1 posted 12-14-2012 01:52 AM

Cute! I’ll bet your son loves it. Nice job.

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#2 posted 12-14-2012 02:48 AM

Ultra cool shelf!!!!!!!..............Jim

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#3 posted 12-14-2012 12:55 PM

Very cool!!! IĀ“like so much!!!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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