Glass shelves

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 04-12-2007 04:56 AM 1614 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had seen design in the Workbench magazine last year. I decided it would be a great display area in my living room. I didn’t do the cutting hubby did but I glued it together…lol (well it was hard to make sure it was all spaced). In the magazine they didn’t do anything to the boards just real simple but elegant I thought. Well I decided to carve on the pieces since I plan on using it to display carvings add my own design to it. Mine is made from black walnut and I used tung oil for the finishing. We just hung it up tonite and I really like the addition to the wall. Of course I picked leaves and vines down each section and tomorrow I will try and get some better shots. Not enought light right now even with other lights it’s just not coming out the way I would like. :-( It’s all hand carved and to add to the design to cover up the screw holes on the top I glued a wood plug to a piece that I had drawn a leaf shape to then carved the leaf the other leaf goes the opposite way. On the bottom I carved a button then glued a wood plug to the button. I like the way it adds to the design by carving it by hand. It was a fun project and now I have a COOL shelve to display other carvings. Thanks for looking!

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Roger Strautman

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 11:21 AM

Very nice shelf standards. I like the leaf patterns.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 12:12 PM

what a brilliant way to take a plain glass shelf unit and turn it into a unique display. Brilliant. Gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it with a few carvings displayed on it.
This is really, really, nice!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 04-12-2007 02:47 PM

Great ideas come from woodworking. Wonderful job here. Best shelf standards I have seen.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 05:15 PM

I seen this in the Magazine. You really made a great enhancement to the project. You should send an image to Workbench.

I’ve always found that it’s hard to get a decent image of a long narrow object. Good Luck !

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 04-12-2007 06:02 PM

Thanks all for the nice comments. Made my day! I have been setting up my carvings nice to have a another spot! I have been working on trying to get some decent pictures and Dick I was planning on sending and article to Workbench of my project….as soon as I can get the pictures! GRRR…when I bought the camera I was carving smaller things. Now that I have been doing the bigger projects…UGH! Well will see what I can do. Thanks again and I’ll be making a spoon holder to set along the wall too. Now need to come up with my own design…ok where did my hubby go? LOL

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#6 posted 04-12-2007 06:35 PM

hehehe you made me laugh. If he’s addicted to LJ like the rest of us and you have a second computer, you’ll know exactly where to find him!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 04-13-2007 06:05 AM

very pretty krum, nice job. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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