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Blog entry by Shawn posted 01-26-2007 08:29 PM 1103 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

To take some boards you have no need forl, and just see what happens. My wife and I are moving, and I had an 8’ solid pine shelf that I used for tool storage ect above my pegboard in our old basement suite. With the move I had no need for it, so now i had just an 8 foot pine 1×10. For more of the story, you need, more of the story. I’m currently building a nice oak entertainment center, but in the mean time I still have my ugly black vaneered MDF one, and an old Ikea 3 drawer dresser that I turned into a componant rack by removing the drawers and installing shelves. So, along with my 8 foot 1×10 I also had three 20 inch 1×8’s. All pine, all slightly warped, whats a boy to do. I decided, that without really planning, I would woodwork by the seat of my pants and see what came out. Two work hours later I now have a much nicer componant rack to be used until I finally finish my entertainement center…in another year or so ;) I’ll post it under projects at a later date.

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#1 posted 01-27-2007 12:16 AM

Shawn, this reminds me of my very, very, very first attempt at woodworking.

Over forty years ago, when first married, my brother was still in high school and taking woodworking in shop. He made a Colonial Buffet/Hutch of Pine. When I look at the Pine boards today, I wonder if one could purchase such quality – doubt it – bit I digress.

He sold the hutch to me for $125.00 – seemed like a lot of money at the time – and has been trying to talk me into selling it back to him ever since. (I think I will take a picture of this piece and show it for interest in a separate post.)

Oh, back to the very first attempt. The lower hutch portion of the unit was a large open space with no shelves. So I decided to install a shelf. It fit poorly, but is still there today. (I just has a look at it.) If functionality is one of the criterion for judging a work, my shelf gets high marks.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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