Floating Shelf with Drawers - unplanned

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 06-07-2015 05:45 PM 3459 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Floating Shelf with Drawers -
Please enjoy pictures of an unplanned result.

It started when I read about miter folding on LJs. I had to try it, so ordered a bit from Amana. For skills development I first tried to miter fold some 1/2 inch birch plywood sheets I had. The set of three open top boxes resulted.

Tape reinforced the plywood:

Cut v grooves:

Cut out the corner pieces and fold up:

Not bad for a first try at miter folding:

I didn’t know what to do with them so i set them aside. Later I read about the kerf maker on LJs. I had to try it, so I made one. Now I wanted to make it work so built a case to receive the open top boxes as drawers.

kerf maker:

Cut kerfs in a piece of 1/2 baltic birch plywood:

Assembled with overhanging ends:

The back has a cavity for a french cleat:

Trimmed with the drawers inside:


Things were going so nicely, I decided to edge band in wenge and veneer it.

It was the first time I used stick on veneer, mahogany. Which led me to learn that I need shellac first. Eventually the whole thing was three coats of shellac and wax inside and out.

Now I have a floating shelf with drawers supporting my shop stereo.

Thanks for looking.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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Scott Dirt Road Woodworks

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#1 posted 06-07-2015 06:08 PM

Unplanned us always fun. It’s always a plus as well when they turn out so nice. Good job.


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#2 posted 06-07-2015 06:39 PM

Good project post and good description.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 06-07-2015 08:38 PM

Great description, nice work, thanks for sharing!

-- Greg Simon

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