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Project by longgone posted 10-25-2014 04:50 PM 2060 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mergatroid is a Cajun Art Decko wall hanging shelf I just completed out of Tiger maple and Leopardwood. It hangs with two recessed metal keyhole slots so it will remain stable and flush against the wall.

24”x12”x 4.5” and finished with Minwax Antique oil finish… I made two that are almost identical out of a nice maple board I pulled out of the old lumber pile. The other has Bubbabinga shelves and a slightly different design on top. I haven’t photographed the other as of yet but plan to shortly…





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 06:05 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 06:35 PM

Is that as in “heavens to mergatroid guv’nor”? Who said that anyway? Sylvester the cat?

Whatever …... This is another nice idea and a very stylish shelf set Greg. You have definitely found another niche to go along with the sculpted box niche.

Well done

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

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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 10-25-2014 06:47 PM

NICE !!! If you keep this up, Greg, you’re going to have to change your name.

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

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 07:37 PM

Very Deco..Lovely.

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longgone

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#5 posted 10-25-2014 07:48 PM



Is that as in “heavens to mergatroid guv nor”? Who said that anyway? Sylvester the cat?

Whatever …... This is another nice idea and a very stylish shelf set Greg. You have definitely found another niche to go along with the sculpted box niche.

Well done
Mergatroid has been stuck in my head for a mighty long time but I can’t remember where I heard it. I was thinking Red Skelton but not sure…
- shipwright


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longgone

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#6 posted 10-25-2014 07:49 PM



NICE !!! If you keep this up, Greg, you re going to have to change your name.

- johnhutchinson


Mergatroid the Cajun Box/Wall Hanging Sculptor?

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 08:54 PM

Maybe we can change it to “Mr. Burns?” LOL! You’re on a creative role sculptor guy!

It was Sylvester. Can hear it now. Use to watch a lot of cartoons, as there were a lot of 40’s greats for Saturday afternoons.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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FloridaArt

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#8 posted 10-25-2014 09:24 PM

Love the art-deco style! Great execution.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#9 posted 10-25-2014 09:50 PM

Very Very nice Greg, I really want to thank you for posting this as you just lit a candle in my head, I have several scrap pieces of mesquite that I’ve been wanting to do something with for wall art and so now I know what they are to become. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 10-26-2014 01:03 AM

Hope they are doing well for you. I think it’s a classy design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 01:07 AM

Yep, This is my favorite of your wall hangers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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longgone

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#12 posted 10-26-2014 03:20 AM

Thanks everyone…These hanging wall pieces provide a solution for all the wall space in my booth that was not being used by the displays for my boxes. Extra wall space = more varied inventory = more $$$

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longgone

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#13 posted 10-26-2014 03:21 AM



Very Very nice Greg, I really want to thank you for posting this as you just lit a candle in my head, I have several scrap pieces of mesquite that I ve been wanting to do something with for wall art and so now I know what they are to become. :)

- Blackie_


Hey Randy…I’m glad it gave you some ideas. new ideas and creativity are what keep this so much fun…

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#14 posted 10-29-2014 09:20 PM

Heavens to Mergatroid….........exit, stage left… WowZa Greg! Way cool

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

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#15 posted 10-29-2014 10:36 PM

Thankses Roger…Whatcha been building?

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