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Cherry shelf with walnut pins

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Project by Courtney posted 02-09-2014 03:59 AM 1136 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished up the dovetails on this shelf and thought I’d post it. All hand tools except for planing and jointing. It’s 8”x22”x36”. I’ll probably mount it on our living room wall and use for DVDs. Overbuilt, but I like the look of the pins. Thanks for checking it out.

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:35 AM

Beautiful joinery on a fine Cherry shelf Courtney!

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 05:31 AM

Really like the clean design, beauty in simplicity. How do you finish your cherry?

-- -- Tyson

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 06:13 AM

Beautiful piece! I do have a question about the tails vs pins though. The top should be the pin board and the sides should be the tails. Reason being, is if you hung this piece on the wall, the bottom shelf could fall off (without sufficient glue) if added too much weight since the strength of the case is side to side base on your orientation. Just a thought for future builds that will require more strength than this wonderful case.

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 06:15 AM

Very very nice great job.

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 06:42 AM

I love the joinery and very unique. Will definitely consider this design if I ever get around to building one. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 10:48 AM

very nice work, looks great!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 12:52 PM

Courtney, what a beautiful case. I really love the look of the cherry and your design. What a wonderful finish, looks great. Thanks for posting. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#8 posted 02-09-2014 01:43 PM

Amazing work Courtney !.....Nice to see you back posting your work on LJ’s.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 02-09-2014 02:56 PM

Nice looking case. The dovetail work looks great and the pinned tenons are a nice design feature.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 02-09-2014 03:21 PM

Still building in the living room eh? ;-0

NICE wall unit!

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#11 posted 02-09-2014 04:08 PM

That looks awesome! There’s nothing wrong with overbuilt. That means it will last generations to be passed down. Under built is usually the problem. Haha! No one ever said, “I wish they wouldn’t have overbuilt this bridge like they did.” Great work!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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#12 posted 02-09-2014 05:33 PM

Great looking cabinet/shelf.
With dove tails and the shelf pins, you are showing your true talents … and craftsmanship … kudos.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 02-09-2014 11:20 PM

Love the tight joints, and super accuracy all around.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#14 posted 02-10-2014 01:01 AM

Wow, that is awesome, LOVE the jointery. Great job

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#15 posted 02-11-2014 02:47 AM

Great looking DVD shelf! Nothing wrong with over-built!

-- Dean

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