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Without a doubt, this is one of those “procrastination projects”. For years, Nicole has been after me to build her a little shelf near our gaming desk. She has a bunch of little collectibles that she wants to display and there’s simply no storage space in that corner of the room. On a monthly basis, she would remind me of this need and even resorted to threats: “You know, Lowe’s has these great shelves….” The girl certainly knows my weak points.
After building the Trestle Table, it was pretty clear that I needed to bite the bullet and build my lady a nice shelf. I had so many ideas and directions I could go with the design, but in order to keep this project confined to a weekend, I needed to simplify things greatly. Frankly, that’s one of my biggest challenges as a woodworker: not over-complicating things just because I can. So for this project, I let the wood do the talking and kept the lines simple and clean. No curves, no inlays…..just one species and solid construction techniques. I hope you’ll join me on this one and take a crack at the Weekend Wall Shelf.
Note – The jig created in this video was originally intended for making coves at the table saw. It happens to double as a dado jig. Oddly enough, I plan on releasing plans for an updated, dado-specific jig in February. Keep an eye out for it. If you are a Guild Member, you already have access to this jig plan right now. For more information on the Guild, check this out!
The “Utility Factor”
Making a Dual Purpose Parallelogram Jig
Tapers at the Bandsaw
Bevels at the Table Saw
Bevels with a Block Plane
Screws for Reinforcement
Hanging Hardware Review
Applying Wiping Varnish
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