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Project by SwainCustoms posted 03-29-2013 07:51 PM 1868 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all its been a while since my last post. I finally got the chance to make something other than a butcher block. This unit was a custom order to be used as audio equipment shelving, I cant take credit for the design the customer had already pre fabricated how the legs would work out. I made the shelves out of varying species of mahogany. I was able to reclaim the wood from a neighbor who was moving. The profile that I used on the shelves was a 1/4 round. I used a dull rubbed effect conversion varnish clear finish by sherwin williams, this was applied with an hvlp spray gun. Luckily my days as a finisher payed off a bit. The legs are made out of threaded rod with some rubber bushings, lock washers, and bolts, a little industrial for how fine the shelves are in my opinion but still nice. Well I Hope you enjoy and thanks for checking it out.

Regards Zach

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 08:06 PM

Personally, I love the mix of industrial parts and fine woodworking. I think they go very well together. Great job!

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 08:11 PM

I like it and glad you posted it. I was beginning to think you had given up the ghost.

Love the clean and simple look to this. Good job.

Now blow us away with another “super” board !!

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 05:51 AM

very cool! I like the mix of wood and metal.

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 02:47 PM

Nice looking build here. I like it!

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 05:30 PM

Nice job. It could be dressed up a bit by enclosing the threaded rod in stainless steel tubing and using stainless steel fasteners, including, perhaps, acorn nuts at the top.


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#6 posted 03-30-2013 09:16 PM


I like it

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 04:11 PM

Thanks all

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