Windo vallance

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Project by dadof3 posted 09-19-2008 05:13 PM 1806 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife was after me for a shelf above the window for “stuff”. She had seen a simple shelf at a friends house. Well, me being the one-upper that I am, I made her one with a shelf, sides, and molding. Needless to say, her friend was envious.

This is a simple pine shelf with radius sides. I made it a little taller and ran crown around it and routed a profile on the bottom of the shelf to make it look deeper. All that is important is my wife is happy.

-- so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10

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#1 posted 09-19-2008 06:46 PM

Very nice idea and execution here. I think I have some windows that could use that treatment as well.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#2 posted 09-19-2008 07:11 PM

Interesting. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if my wife wants me to do something like that for 1 or 2 of our picture windows. Nice work!

-- "The only thing that counts is faith, expressing itself in love." --Galatians 5:6

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#3 posted 09-21-2008 01:06 AM

A very great embellishment to the window.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 09-21-2008 03:56 AM

That’s really nice. Did you use stock moldings or did you route the crown?

That’s a great use of space for a shelf. In the past I’ve added shelves above doors, windows, and shower rods, but none of mine compared with yours! It’s great to take advantage of all those spaces.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 05:26 AM

Nice work.

I did the same thing for my wife, but it did not have a shelf, just a cornice to cover the drapery rod. I matched the modling and detail on the fireplace mantel. I did one short and one long. The short one was easy, but the longer one required biscuit joints in the 1×6 lumber. I used stock moldings.

Good to see you keeping the wife happy, it gets us more days in the shop.

Todd @winecountrywhimsy

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#6 posted 08-11-2009 10:06 PM

Thats a nice vallance.

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