|Project by Joe||posted 12-27-2013 06:43 PM||695 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
My cousin loves baseball and has been collecting balls from each ball park she has visited. For Christmas, she wanted a display shelf that would fit a ball from all 30 parks.
Each ball has a diameter slightly smaller than 3”, so I accounted for 3-1/8” for each ball which would allow for a small space between each.
Each ball “pocket” was drilled with a 1-1/4” forstner bit and they are all about 1/8” deep – just enough so they wouldn’t roll off. Shelf spacing is 3-1/8”. Top, bottom & sides are 3/4” oak, and each shelf is 1/2” oak. Stain is one coat of Minwax Ebony, which really highlighted the grain. Most of it was sanded with 80, 120 & 220 with a ROS, but some done by hand.
For the top & bottom, I thought a 45 degree chamfer would give enough of a ‘home plate’ nod without overdoing it. I put a french cleat on the back so it can be hung on a wall. Or it can sit on a larger shelf or would look good on a bar.
Thanks for looking.
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