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2 x wall shelf made from scraps

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Project by Chris Peroni posted 275 days ago 627 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a couple of quickie wall shelves I made last week. Only took about an hour for both. Cut from scraps of pine and made for the fun of it. Designs were thought up on the spot and rough cut on my band saw. Each top and bottom is joined using 2 dowel pins. Finished shaping using my disc/belt & oscillating sanders. Stained with Watco Medium Danish Oil, a couple of coats of Minwax Wipe-on Poly and some paste wax. I really like these finishing products! Very easy to apply; the danish oil really makes a plain wood like pine pop, wipe on poly is a breeze.

I do not have any proper carving tools so used a small chisel and a flat head screwdriver ground down to a curved chisel edge to take out the wood for the keyhole hangers. Not very pretty but it’ll be hidden anyway.

larger one is 7 & 7/8” across, smaller is 4 & 3/4”.

-- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. -Plato





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 274 days ago

Very neat shelves!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Vicki

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#2 posted 271 days ago

Love the shelves. Simple and elegant. When I make the recess for key hole hangers I use tow Forstner bits. One for the depth and width of the hardware, and one a bit smaller for the screw head.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Classy shelves, creative use of scraps and like the finish. Great job!

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