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Project by David Theller posted 10-01-2013 02:34 AM 901 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the last of my summer projects that I was able to finish. It started with an idea I had to make over desk shelves. Then it kind of snowballed into this gigantic thing. It came out to be 36” tall by 36” wide by 14” deep. It has lots of room overhead for all of my school books and more. The top shelve was not planned to be that small, but it worked out well for knick-knacks. The body of the shelves is made from a plywood called blonde wood. I was not impressed with it at all. All of the cuts I made with it experienced large amounts of chipping and tear out. I decided to paint the plywood because of this. The front of the shelves are trimmed in oak that are stained with Minwax’s Puritan Pine, then polyurethane and waxed. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and it does what I wanted so its a win-win.

As always, I appreciate all comments and criticisms

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer





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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 02:35 AM

Looks great and a ton of storage. Nice build.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 10:24 PM

Thanks Wayne

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 01:48 PM

I think the paint turned out nice. I like the color contrast. It looks quite handsome. It looks like you mitted the top corners?

-- Kirk

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 02:28 PM

It came out great and looking sturdy. Functional build and lots of space for storage. Great work!

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 09:12 PM

The color combination came out very interesting.
Yes I did miter them, I really liked how they came out.

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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