Rustic shelf brackets

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Project by MalcolmLaurel posted 01-13-2014 11:37 PM 2015 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the poor quality pictures… all I had with me was my phone. This is one of two shelf sets I built for the living room of my cabin. The shelves themselves are ordinary cheap pine. The bracket is a piece of mountain laurel. The laurel branch is cut where it passes through each shelf (or should I say, where it doesn’t pass through) and is doweled and glued both to the wall as well as to the shelves. The back of the shelves are attached to the wall with long screws on a shallow angle (breaking into the bottom of the lower shelf, and the top of the upper shelves, so none are visible from eye level). The finish, like the walls, is actually an exterior transparent stain from Cabot (none of the pictures do it justice, though the darker pictures are closer to the actual color).

The other small branch piece is a holder for an mp3 player to plug into the stereo. Since my phone is the mp3 player I use, and I was using it to take these pictures, I substituted a cassette tape, about the same size, to show how it sits. You can’t see it in these pictures, but the door handles of the adjacent doors are also mountain laurel branches.

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#1 posted 01-14-2014 08:35 PM

That is really cool. It suits that room well.

Only question I have is – why would a man still have cassettes lying around.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 01-14-2014 08:45 PM

Cabins are where you take old stuff, old furniture, old stereo… which still has a cassette deck. Got vinyl LP’s there, too…

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 03:04 PM

They look great and unique, very creative idea on those cool branches. They suit very well your beautiful cabin. Great job!

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