|Project by RKassen||posted 12-21-2013 06:38 PM||819 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is a shelf I made out of red oak for a young gal who owned and showed two Arabian horses. The design is my own. I made the two picture frames on the front and used two alignment pegs in two of the corners that fit into corresponding holes drilled in the shelf face. One magnet was used in each of the two corners opposite of where the pegs were located. Magnets were also set into the shelf face to draw the frames in and hold them in place along with the pegs. Below each frame are metal plaques engraved with each of the horses full registered name. I welded the horseshoe hooks out of two shoes from each horse and placed them below the name of the horse which they belonged to. I did not want nail or screws to show from mounting the hooks. To solve this I cut 1/4” bolts and welded three of them onto the back of each shoe. I drilled corresponding holes through the face of the shelf and then counter bored the holes on the back of the shelf to recess the nuts. On the back of the shelf I burned a personal note along with my name and the date. The shelf hangs by two key hole slots routered vertically into the back centered on 16” to mount to wall studs.