Window shelf

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Project by Marge posted 03-29-2009 03:35 AM 2360 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Constructed shelf for over window – used 2 layers of 3/4 plywood for the shelf recessed over a piece of oak secured to the wall. The corbels are oak in a sort of gothic style secured to the wall. The screws are capped with a diamond of purpleheart. The front and sides of the shelf are covered in oak. The front piece is carved with a repeating 3 diamond pattern which is similar to the pattern on the light sconces which are mounted on each side of the shelf. The front is secured to the shelf with several small corbels with a place to screw in an eye hook to hang a rod f i decide a curtain is necessary at some time in the future.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 04:50 AM


It looks great! How did you carve out the 3-diamond pattern? That really adds a nice dimension.

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 06:12 AM

That looks really nice. I have a window about that size and might do something like that.


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#3 posted 03-30-2009 01:24 AM

I made a diamond pattern on posterboard and traced it across the board. I then used a small router – trimmer to route freehand near the lines. The best part was cleaning everything up with chisels, a gouge and a carving knife.

-- Marge, Colorado

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