|Project by Chris Peroni||posted 11-27-2013 04:34 AM||1104 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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”.
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