Weekend Wall Shelves

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Project by NuclearGrade posted 02-01-2014 03:23 PM 940 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 02-01-2014 04:02 PM

Cool idea Dan.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 04:49 PM

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

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 06:00 PM

Very nice.

-- Glen

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#4 posted 02-01-2014 06:35 PM

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 02-02-2014 08:06 AM

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 02-02-2014 12:43 PM

Very unique – looks good

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 05:07 AM

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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