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Project by Russell Eck posted 01-24-2015 06:46 AM 2964 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built myself some floating shelves to hold my old school Nintendo NES, SNES and N64 games. The small one is solid Zebrawood, the tall one is a combination of Zebra wood and Sapele Ribbon wood, and the final one is a combo if Sapele with a highly figured Maple live edged top (my personal style as usual). My first time trying out little finger joints on all the corners, I am pretty happy with the way they turned out. Finished with Tried and True oil, seal coat shellac, and General Finishes HP Water based Polyacrylic.





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#1 posted 01-24-2015 02:38 PM

Nicely constructed! They’re quite impressive.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 01-24-2015 02:45 PM

A beautiful piece.

-- Alexander , Greece, http://alekosbiki.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 01-24-2015 03:33 PM

This natural edge with fingerjoints looks awsome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-24-2015 03:54 PM

That’s very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 01-25-2015 12:31 AM

Thanks guys, I was really happy with my results, glad to see others agree!

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 12:53 AM

Very nice! Are those 1/8” finger joints? How did you cut them? (what kind of jig?)

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

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 03:38 AM

Yeah, they are 8th inch, thewidth of my blade. I made a jig myself out of some plywood for a groove and spacer. Took a long time to cut them, when you start counting them up it is quite a lot of cuts

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 03:47 PM

That’s the way I have done mine but I thought you maybe had a better way. I really like the look.

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

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#9 posted 01-26-2015 02:42 AM

Very nice design & the floating mount always looks so clean.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 02-05-2015 05:07 PM

very nice wood selection.

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