Craftsman Open Panel Shelf #2: Gathering the pieces

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by depictureboy posted 10-02-2008 06:55 PM 952 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Money is tight - Anniversary Present for the Wife Part 2 of Craftsman Open Panel Shelf series Part 3: My day off. »

Well I have started on this project over the weekend. I have a friend who is a furniture craftsman as well as primitive flooring installer. Since I keep my eye out for him on craigslist for wood deals, he gave me 25 board feet of QS white oak that he has been air-drying for 2 years. I took them up to a local dealer to have them planed and jointed, and let me tell you what, they turned out beautifully. Even the owner commented on how beautiful the figuring from the rays are. It was definately a task trying to figure out which pieces to use for my shelves so that I could use the prettiest pieces for the stiles and rails..

Anyway I have all my pieces cut out to width, I wll be working on cutting the stiles to length tonite hopefully. After that I have to cut the dadoes in the sides, I am not sure if I am going to dado the front or not. I am afraid that it may be beyond my skill at the moment to get both the side dado and front dado lined up perfectly. We shall see.

I also dropped out the mullions. It may make the shelves a bit planer, but I am thinking about going ahead and rabbeting the inside to accept mirrors, since the whole frame is attached to the wall and not simply on hooks. I havent really decided which way to go on this. I could still rabbet the inside and use that for the mullions too, but I just think the mirrors will make it nicer.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

1 comment so far

View Karson's profile


35295 posts in 5738 days

#1 posted 10-02-2008 07:58 PM

Well good luck. If you want to come over we can talk about what you are proposing, so you don’t have to make a decision,”I don’t know if I can do that!” We could probably get it done.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics