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Forum topic by kevind62 posted 10-27-2015 05:26 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2015 05:26 PM

I recently came across an interesting set of shelves that used birch logs as supports for each shelf piece. Now I know you probably screw or dowel these logs to the shelves themselves but was interested if there was any hardware that I could by or any tricks I could use that would allow the joining of the pieces to be:
1. Hidden (no visible screws)
2. Able to be disassembled

Here is a link to the shelves:


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#1 posted 10-27-2015 05:43 PM

Sorry. No idea.

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#2 posted 10-27-2015 06:01 PM

I think you hit it Kevin. If you want it hidden, either dowel it so it can come apart or use screws and hide them.

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#3 posted 10-27-2015 07:07 PM

I would dowel it. That way it could be disassembled.

I don’t know your skill level or what tools you have but you could drill holes in the center of the sticks and and drill a corresponding hole in the board for the shelf. The difficulty would lie in trying to drill holes on angles. A drill press would be the tool to go for, with a clamp or a vise of some sort to hold the piece.

Hope this helps

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