|Project by rivox1||posted 04-30-2013 09:33 AM||1051 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
Well, to be 100% honest, this isn’t my “first” first project, but it’s the first one I’m willing to share ;-)
I’ve dabbled in ‘practical’ wood projects in the past, but it is not until recently that I’ve really taken woodworking as a serious hobby.
This shelf is nothing in comparison to the other projects I see on this site, but as a beginner woodworker it seemed like a logical choice to build a shelf.
My goal was to make something that was simple and elegant. I tried a floating shelf that didn’t have any visible supports, but it was TOO simple and lacked style, so I re-designed it with the small supports that you see in the pics.
I’m a stickler for details, so one of my requirements was that there were no visible screws, bolts, etc. I hope I succeeded! If my math is correct this shelf should support 106 lbs before it fails.
A background in applied math and engineering certainly helped with the design and installation, but I can see there is still a lot of honing through sweat and wood dust before I can make something truly remarkable.
Thanks for looking! Comments and suggestions welcome!
-- Cheers and Safe Woodworking!