|Project by moerdogg||posted 11-21-2013 10:53 PM||2372 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Hexagon shelves I made for some very dear friends for their wedding present.
Shelves are made of pine, cut on my chop saw set at 30 degrees. Very quick to cut with the help of an end stop! Used 1×5 premium pine from the orange store. Joints are glued and screwed, using a countersink to hide the screw heads.
Finish is Minwax Red Oak stain on the outside faces, then rub-on Poly over everything. Tried to get as little stain on the edge as possible, but still had to sand out some of the stain. The lighter faces really make the shelves visually pop (IMO).
I used a dovetail bit in my router along with a jig to cut recesses for the mounting screws. No cleats or brackets to ruin the lines!
This would be a great beginner woodworking project for someone who wants to make something unique-looking.
-- A poor workman blames his tools