1st Post, Introduction and a Pecan Floating Shelf

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Project by HerbW posted 145 days ago 1049 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well as I told Eric a few minutes ago we moved to a new place about 3 years ago which is also about the time I joined LJ. Which partially explains why I’ve been a lurker not a poster. Got lucky in the new place, as I got a good shop. Buuut in this time since moving in, I have not got it setup and thanks to friends who are moving and giving away stuff, plus the free section on craigslist its cluttered. That’s my goal for 2014 is a functional orderly shop, with heat (a very important thing here in Montana).

I live with my wife in NW Montana on almost 3 acres. We have two dogs. I have a full time job that is OK most days. But look forward to my next career after retirement. I am interested in almost anything wood. My dad is a carpenter so I grew up with a hammer and saw but am far from a master at any of it. My dad is retired but he’s still active and has a sawmill, so on my trips back to Oklahoma I bring back what pieces of wood I can.

I told Eric that I would try to post a project tonight so here goes. This is a floating shelf that I just hung on the wall this past Monday. First decent project since moving in. It is 3×10x40 inches not cm (I like the metric system but will probably never convert). It is made of pecan, yes its from my dad’s sawmill in OK. As you can see the shelf is two main pieces the frame (made of pine) that attaches to the wall and the box that slides over it. I put a bottom in the frame so there is a hidden place for who knows what treasures and I used magnets on each side to make sure the box stays in place.

have fun

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#1 posted 145 days ago

Very nice shelf design and well constructed from all appearances , the added feature of a hidden compartment is a nice touch! I would welcome you to LJ’s but….......I will just say welcome to the project posting pages instead(LOL) !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 145 days ago

WElcome! Wood. Is. Good!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 145 days ago

Good job sir. Great design. Look forward to more posts.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 145 days ago

Nice job Herb.
It looks great.
Looking forward to you posting more of the things you make.
Good luck on getting your shop up and running.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 145 days ago

That’s a very nice looking shelf. Welcome aboard.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 145 days ago

Good welcome! Niiiiiiiiice.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#7 posted 135 days ago

Looks nice, Herb.. I built some floating shelves from some solid logs that I have yet to hang. Kinda wish I had the option to add the top like you did. NICE SOLUTION

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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