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Hello everyone. This is my first furniture project. Sorry that I didn’t take any process pictures. It was mostly trial and error, but man did I learn a few things. Wood is beautiful and “measure twice, cut once.” This lean to is made into three separate sections: two shelves and a desk. The dimensions are 6’x19”x5’. Hope you like it.





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 08:44 AM

So different that I really like it. What a great idea. Did you attach all three sections together? Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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ElliottH

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 08:58 AM

Cool! Someone asked me to make a bookshelf like this once, but they didn’t like my estimate…Something like “I saw it in a store for half that!!” I like the way it leave stuff open, it gives a lighter feel to it, and there is plenty of space for organizing, great job! I was wondering if it stands sturdy freely or if it needed to be attached to the wall?

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gridlockd

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 01:45 PM

nice job! this is an ideal workspace for a room with limited area. I have a couple of places this would be great for. i might borrow your idea!

-- Gridlockd

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whitebeast88

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 01:52 PM

great shelves and desk.they look really nice and will hold alot of storage.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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ldl

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 02:49 PM

Good looking shelves.

My GSs would use this for a ladder though and be sitting on the top shelf. Haaaa Haaaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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CarvingCory

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 04:20 PM

Thank you everyone! It was a commissioned piece for an Interior designer who wanted a lot of space and open air at her work space. I saw something like this at a fancy store in Dallas and thought $800 was a little ridiculous so I made it myself for under $200.
@Hawaiilad, Yes all three sections can be switched and repositioned to however the owner wants it set up. The shelves even look good by them selves away from the desk.
@ElliottH, Thank you and yes all three pieces can stand freely and function on their own. But I did add a small strip of padding to the top of the units so they wouldn’t scratch up against the walls.
@ldl, Hahaha yeah it actually does made a great ladder!
Thanks again to everyone,
Cory Black

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Gshepherd

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 10:50 PM

Very Nice looking desk, simple and functional

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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BentheViking

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#8 posted 03-03-2013 11:03 PM

very different looking desk. very nice project.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Dakkar

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#9 posted 03-04-2013 01:27 AM

That is pretty nifty. I’m sure you put some sort of rubberized padding at the floor end for traction. Did you use some sort of fasteners on the wall, too?

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ArtSmith

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 01:47 AM

Just saw this very set up at Crate and Barrel today. It’s a great idea and great job on yours!

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Spencer

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 04:27 AM

Great job! Looks really good.

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Keegan29

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#12 posted 03-04-2013 05:32 AM

That is bloody righteous. I’m no craftsman by any means, but I’m learning. I’d like to produce something like that in the near future!

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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 03-04-2013 09:04 AM

Great design
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BarbS

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#14 posted 03-05-2013 03:38 AM

oh, wow. I think that’s super. Very nicely done. I just picture it loaded up!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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wrightly

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

i really like that, a lot. that’s one of those projects that would be fun to make, and one that i’d actually like to have in my home somewhere. good job man

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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