Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #1: Basic construction

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 03-30-2011 10:39 PM 1612 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its been a while since I’ve posted anything project-related. My time has been consumed with work-work and not wood work.

So my wife has this table which she moved into the house when we got married. I can’t stand the thing and it is constantly being bumped, knocked over, and hit into the wall.

Its ugly, veneered, and flimsy so I’ve tried everything short of burning it to get it out of there. Finally my wife told me to make something to replace it or get lost.

My response.

I planed some of the QSRO my dad gave me a while back and am using it for the majority of the piece. The quasi- breadboard ends are walnut. I decided to let the groove run all the way to the edge of the boards since my cabinets are made that way and because of the curved edge. The ends of the main top are cut at a 15 degree angle and I finished making a ply router template last night. I would have finished the job with a band saw, but I don’t trust myself. I still might go that route because my edge trim bit has only 5/8” of cutter length. I have yet to cut the backsplash and supports underneath, but once I do, I’m planning on just biscuit joining everything together and finishing it off in med walnut Danish Oil.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 11:29 PM

Good start ,It’s going to be really cool.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 12:51 AM

Good start so far Dan.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 02:34 AM

Thanks guys! At this point its fairly straight forward, otherwise I’d have questions…

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 05:03 AM

That’ll look nice when you get it on the wall.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 05:05 AM

Thanks.. In measuring and test fitting what I have to the wall, I’ve found out that the wall is no where near flat…

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 06:58 AM

What you have going looks good Dan. You realize that you’ll be making something else to replace the new spot your wife moves the table to… etc… ect…

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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