Shoe Shelf/Table

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Project by Picken5 posted 01-06-2013 06:56 AM 1340 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife dreamed up the idea of this project – a small shelving unit with a table top that could be used to keep shoes, boots, and other items near the door to the garage. Initially, it was to be pretty rustic and I was thinking that reclaimed barn wood may be nice. But then I came by a good deal on some spalted hard maple and nice piece of quarter sawn sycamore with a live edge. (It’s funny how the wood sometimes defines the project as opposed to the other way around.) This was my first time working with a live edge. It’s kinda weird not being able to reference off that edge when building it – but that’s half the fun of this pastime. The end result was what you see in the photos—and it is sort of rustic. The finish is clear poly and a coat of paste wax.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 02:40 AM

This shelf looks awesome. I love the spalted wood and live edge on the top. The through joinery on the sides is a great touch. Looks very well crafted and a great size for a shoe shelf. Great!

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 02:17 PM

Fine looking the wood and finish especially the live edge. Wonderful job!


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