Floating shelf

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Project by S_Bove posted 01-08-2016 07:36 AM 2525 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LuberJocks

Shelf made to my Wife for Christmas. Red oke is used.
6×1m wood steamed in different shapes and glued + screwed together.
She liked it. :-)


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#1 posted 01-08-2016 11:36 AM

That is very cool. Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 12:51 PM

Thanks. BTW it were quite easy to bend the wood, even it were oak. properly due to the thickness of the wood.

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#3 posted 01-08-2016 01:24 PM

My first thought was “How in the world is that a SHELF?”

Then I saw your last pic and I was blown away. VERY CREATIVE ! Nice job !

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#4 posted 01-08-2016 03:27 PM

Very clever. I like it.

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#5 posted 01-08-2016 07:19 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback. Always nice that someone else than my wife likes my stuff. :-)

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#6 posted 01-08-2016 09:33 PM

Very nice. I love it! Mind if I try copying you one day?

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 01:23 AM

Unique and creative shelf, S_Bove! How thick was the oak when you bent it? Was this lumber air dried or kiln dried? Welcome to LumberJocks and congratulations on your project being a Daily Top 3! Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 10:56 AM

Hi Frye.

The oak is a old tree from our garden there were cut after the wind hasd blown it over. The wood had been cut to 5×50x300cm for rough 1½ year ago. so I guess semi dry even the wood is pretty thick and hed been stacked in our barn.
The steamer is made out of a Wallpaper steam remover. the steam is pushed thru a 10cm tube where the wood is placed. after rough 1 hour the wood is bendable.
the wood is rough 2.5×2.5cm. (1×1 inch) and 100cm long. after 40cm the wood is narrowed down to 5mm over the remaning 60cm.
After steaming the wood is placed in a prefabricated jig, just a large plywood with some scrap wood. the first 40cm is straight and then some curves are made on the remaining part. Remember if you steam something you only have rough 20sec to bend the wood after this the wood start to get stiff.
After bending and put togerher only a lot of sanding remaining.

BR Søren

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#9 posted 01-20-2016 05:13 AM

interesting design for your shelf, thanks for posting…

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