Weekend Wall Shelves

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Project by NuclearGrade posted 200 days ago 929 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on a set of weekend wall shelves. The vertical piece is Hard Maple and is 5” x 48”. The shelves are Black Walnut and are varying depths but are all 36” wide. The shelves are friction locked in place into cut dados and the vertical piece is screwed into a wall stud in the dados. This allows the shelves to be arranged in any configuration my wife can conceive.

The finish is a polyurethane, sanded down with a 400 grit and then polished up with a finishing wax.

All edges were rounded over with a 1/4” round over bit.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#1 posted 200 days ago

Cool idea Dan.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 200 days ago

Good idea on the build and allowing the wife to adjust as she pleases!

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#3 posted 200 days ago

Very nice.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 200 days ago

Shelves are friction fit?? Seems dangerous down the road but it is a nice looking project with contrasting woods…...............

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 200 days ago

Very ingenious idea with moving shelves. Women always like changes and you made it with little trick.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 199 days ago

Very unique – looks good

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 199 days ago

It seems like shelves are going to fall out eventually. Cool design though.

If it’s for light items, you could use a keyhole router bit on the back of the maple piece to attach it to the wall.

The way it is could be dangerous

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