Sculpted Teak Wall Shelf

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Project by longgone posted 10-12-2014 04:31 PM 4029 views 36 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed another sculpted wall shelf this weekend. I had some teak that has survived quite a long time because I never had a particular use for it until now. The lighter wood for the insert is oak
It is 24” wide 6” tall and 4” deep. The finish is minwax antique oil finish because I wanted to experiment and use something different. two coats and a little buffing.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 04:34 PM

Very nice. Have you taken the shelves to a show yet? Hope they sell well for you.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-12-2014 04:44 PM

WOW, That is an excellent shelf. I would have never thought of that but it sure looks great!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-12-2014 05:35 PM

Absolutely beautiful! There was an article in Woodcraft Magazine I think (or maybe ShopNotes Magazine) with plans for a surfboard shelf. Basically the shelf itself looks like half a surfboard, with a fin sticking down. Your sculpted support would be just perfect for a surfboard! Reminds me of ocean waves. Really exceptional work.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 10-12-2014 05:45 PM


It seems like ages since your last post. LOL! Another quality build by a master craftsman. When is your next show? I was to forgetful to be timely for the Red Wing MN Art Show, because all the motels were booked for that weekend!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 10-12-2014 05:51 PM

Very cool Gregg.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 10-12-2014 06:01 PM

That’s beautiful Greg. Great lines and beautiful wood (as usual)! We enjoyed seeing you at the show and hope you did well. You never seem to get our best weather though… hopefully next year will be sunny and clear!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 10-12-2014 06:06 PM

its a very beautiful piece, any home would look great with that on that wall, love the carning you did , or should i call it sculpting..whatever its called, it looks great.

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

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#8 posted 10-12-2014 06:12 PM

Wow, that is beautiful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 10-12-2014 06:35 PM

Thanks guys…! Your positive (and negative ones if you got em”) comments sure mean a lot. These sculpted shelves are fun to make and they give me ideas for other projects. I learn a little bit from each one and because of the shape I sculpt a shelf differently than if it were a box.
I have another piece I completed a few days ago but haven’t had a chance to photograph it yet.

Monte…I just got a commission for two sculpted shelves from the Louisville show. I am having to redesign my booth for displaying these since they hang instead of sitting on the display shelves as the boxes do. I just bought a metal brake earlier this week so I could make some custom hanging brackets.

Jim…thanks much…

Art…that is interesting because someone asked me about making a skateboard shelf…

Stefang…much appreciated

Doc…my next show is in Bella Vista Arkansas this week. I have not done this show before but the area is beautiful and this is a great time to drive there and have fun.

Jerry…it was good seeing you and Susan at the show..and thanks for the banana bread that Susan made…it is scrumptioulicious….

Grizzman…thanks…people can call it whatever they want…just as long as they buy it…

steve…I appreciate your wow comment. thanks…!

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#10 posted 10-12-2014 06:40 PM

Great work! I really like it.

I am hoping to expand my interests when I move and this is just the incentive I need.

Well done Greg and the finish looks good to me.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#11 posted 10-12-2014 06:42 PM

Kinda looks like it’s riding the wavetops! But whatever it’s doing, it is beautiful!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 10-12-2014 06:43 PM

Pretty Sweet ! It even looks good upside down. ;-)

-- Groveland, CA.

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#13 posted 10-12-2014 06:44 PM

Excellent !!! Have you ever imagined what someone might put on that shelf?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 10-12-2014 06:53 PM


I lived in Arkansas for 5 years, I am not familiar with Bella vista. Where is it in the state? Hope you sell out!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 10-12-2014 07:08 PM

Imagine walking into a room and seeing that shelf. It is made for something special. And that is this shelf, something special.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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