Sculpted Hanging Wall Shelf

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My new sculpting table allows me to clamp different shapes easier. I have a number of design ideas that I have been wanting to do but I couldn’t clamp them down securely with my old table.

I have been designing some new sculpted pieces to go along with my boxes.
This first one is Maple with Zebrawood shelves. I used a keyhole bit to rout the hanging holes on the back because it needs to hang snug against the wall. I also ordered several larger brackets for heavier and wider pieces.

I also have to rework my photo area to accommodate larger pieces and pieces that hang on a wall.

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 04:01 AM

this is a really great idea, i can see one of your boxes on these shelves…like the last one you did, that nice dark color against this light color, the sculpting looks very good here…grand slam good idea….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 04:06 AM

I like it Greg but a few more pics would be nice and give a better understanding.
how is it hung to keep it in balance ?


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 04:15 AM

I like it Greg but a few more pics would be nice and give a better understanding.
how is it hung to keep it in balance ?


- kiefer

Klaus…I wanted to take more photos but I have to first rework my picture takin” area. The photo cube I currently use has no way to hang pieces and I had to edit out a lot of background distractions before posting this photo.
My goal for tomorrow is to revamp the photo cube.

This shelf hangs on the wall with 2 screws or nails than hang on keyhole slots. I bought a keyhole template from Rockler that works much better than the one I made because it is clear plexiglass and allows me to see thru it to line up oddball shapes.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 04:17 AM

Very nice piece. Definitely has a touch of class.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 04:17 AM

Thanks Grizzman… I have a design in mind that will have a wall hanging shelves with a box built in. some with a top and some with a drawer(s). I just wanted to get a few ready for my Louisville show.

Monte…thanks…I just saw your new chair design and it looks great…you will be buisy buisy from the shows you did.

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 05:13 AM

Getting pretty arty there Greg.

I like it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 07:25 AM

I love the new design Greg. I’m sure units like that will sell well for you along with the boxes

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 11:10 AM

Gr8 design and nice addition to your fine boxes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 11:51 AM

Nice application of your sculpture technique!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 09-01-2014 01:26 PM

Gotta like that.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#11 posted 09-01-2014 02:18 PM

This is a great piece! A tad different from the norm, as well as YOUR norm…..... A bit out of your comfort zone I would imagine.

Plus, it’s very useful and hung in the correct location it would be the center point.

You pulled it off really nicely!!!

Nice build.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 03:43 PM

Thank you everyone... One thing I must also do is rework my booth display to accommodate wall hanging pieces. It is currently set up for my display shelves for the boxes… I am ordering some mesh panels tomorrow that will hopefully solve this. I set up my display in the back yard yesterday to determine the best use of all spaces.

The wall hanging pieces are enjoyable to make and I have a load of design ideas ready to be created. Anxious to take them to the upcoming shows.

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#13 posted 09-01-2014 04:25 PM

You just raised your Annual, these should be good sellers for you. Well done Greg.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 09-02-2014 09:27 AM

very nice piece. The sky is the limit with these wall hangers- 3, 4, 5 shelves of varying lengths and widths. Nice work!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 09-03-2014 12:07 AM

I really like the curves and look of this!

If anyone wants some simple advice for clamping to unique designs, at work I use thick rubber between the clamps that helps to hold the wood down.

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