Valerie's Nail Polish Shelf

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Project by cbrock85 posted 08-29-2014 04:20 PM 2190 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested that I make her a nail polish rack. I had a short 10/4 piece of mahogany that the entire project is made out of (with the exception of the front lip and french cleat, that was left over from a previous project). I re-sawed all of the parts from the one piece of mahogany. This was a rushed project so I just made the pattern and turned the pattern into a story stick based off of rough measurements. I used a french cleat to hang the cabinet and I forced it a little bit, because of the tension in the wood its bowed a little bit in the middle. I would have normally gone back and got a new peace of mahogany, but this was a budget project and I had no more on hand (did not effect the way it hangs just not the way I normally work). The other thing I would have done is took my time to finish it as there are a couple of problem spots, which is what you get if you rush the finish. All in all my wife is happy and that is all that matters in the end. If you have a thick peace of wood and a wife, girlfriend, mother, or sister this is a great gift and project. This project would be great out of beautiful wood or poplar that is panted over and is very cheap gift minus the labor. Also if you have never used your bandsaw to re-saw its a great low risk way to test out this technique. So if you want to make a project like this I would recommend getting the largest height, width, and depth of nail polish from whomever you are building it for. Then design it to hold a third more bottles of nail polish then what she has.

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 06:17 PM

Hum , Look’s like Nail Polish is kind of like Clamp’s .

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 04:12 AM

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