Window and Door Frame Shelf

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Project by SnowyRiver posted 01-28-2009 02:24 AM 11474 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I visited an old colonial farm house that was on display. I noticed that they had these shelves over the window frames and door frame. I thought they looked neat since they fit so close to the frame and utilized the space above the door and window frames. I decided to try a couple. The first two pictures is a shelf that I built that fits over a door frame. The third picture is a similar shelf over a double window. This shelf is much longer than the one on the door frame. They make great storage areas for antiques and collectables without taking up room in the middle of a wall. You could also run a rod between the side supports for curtains if you wanted. They are made from pine and stained with an oil antique stain.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#1 posted 01-28-2009 02:34 AM

very cool wayne ! dont slam the door ! lol i do something similar

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#2 posted 01-28-2009 06:22 AM

oh yeah, I like those kind of shelves…nicely done.

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#3 posted 01-28-2009 01:43 PM

Nice shelf.

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 09:01 AM

Man, that is a nice looking home. That house just looks great everywhere it gets built, every way it gets trimmed out. Fantastic. It’s already a classic.

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 09:51 PM

I have been stammering for more / better ideas for kitchen storage since my kitchen cabinets got overfull a couple of years back (LOML is as addicted to kitchen gadgets as I am to tools)... This might just help solve that problem! Thanks…

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 09:55 PM

super idea Wayne well done.


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#7 posted 05-14-2020 04:48 AM

Super Wayne! I’m making one of these for my bathroom to have extra storage. Thanks!

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