Cookbook Shelf for my wife

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Project by Ben Dittenbir posted 01-15-2013 01:52 AM 1050 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I order the plans from woodcraft with a gift card I received for Christmas. To be honest I really stink at reading instructions and then following them, these where very simple to read.
Now I didn’t follow them to a exactly, I made a few changes myself, but nothing spectacular.
This was also my first time doing anything that required an onlay, I also screwed up the spacing between the individual pieces, the wheat pieces should be closer together towards the center one but I think it looks alright. Other than that it was very fun to build, and my wife was very happy with it.

Also I don’t know why but half the time when I upload photos they don’t upload properly and they are turned the wrong way.

-- Ben - California

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 01:59 AM

Very nice book shelf.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 04:22 AM

Thank you.

-- Ben - California

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 01:16 PM

Ben, very nice work, does the centerpiece Slide to hold books tight?

-- Pete in NC

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 03:06 PM

Yes it does, at some point I need to redo it, when i screwed the cleat in on the bottom I didn’t have the center piece completely flat to the top of the shelf and its slanted right, it still operates how it should and holds the books up.

-- Ben - California

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 05:24 PM

Hello Ben

A nice shelf

I like the original design. My wife shouldn’t see this shelf or ….

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 05:57 AM

Nice, neat and tidy
A job well done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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