|Project by HerbW||posted 03-02-2014 02:57 AM||2392 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
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.