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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 05-04-2009 08:23 AM 962 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2009 08:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood match scrap wood cherry

I just posted my canned goods shelf I installed for my wife along with a few other shelves she wanted added in our RV. I used mostly scraps I had laying around, including the cherry on the face of the shelves.

wood match

The cherry came from a job I was working on about 5 years ago. It was a large 2 story hospital addition. I asked the south end foreman of the cabinet crew if I could have the cutoff pile that was getting quite big at their saw station. He told me to get it out so he didn’t have to deal with it. I asked the north end cabinet crew foreman the same question. He said you never know when the scraps will be needed. I got the scrap pile from the south end out that afternoon. A fellow who saw me loading it said he was going to ask for that wood. I told him there was another pile on the other end of the building ;-))

When I decided to add the shelves to the RV, I thought that cherry was pretty close to the color I needed. To make the match you see in the picture, I had to pull the pieces out of the scrap pile, cut to size and glue it in place ;-)) That was it!! The piece below the cans is the scrap from the job, the rest of the wood in the picture is original to the RV!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 08:47 PM

Your terrable. Sending him to the other end of the building.

Nice shelf

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 06:50 PM

Your tricky devil you

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