Curio Shelf Unit

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Project by azwoodman posted 09-25-2009 11:55 PM 9000 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It had been a while since Ive been in the shop (garage…) so I decided to get out there and build something. I had seen something like this last time i went to Target and thought that it would be kinda cool. The whole thing is about 50in wide by 30in tall. The majority of the piece is 4in deep but I recessed a few of the squares to make it a little more interesting. It is made out of 3/4in mdf and spray painted with semi-gloss black. It could easily be made from whatever materials you would like though. I used a couple of key hole hangers that i recessed into the back of the unit and it hangs nicely on the wall… Now all I need are little things to put on it… Im sure my wife can figure that part out! LOL. Let me know what you think…

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#1 posted 09-26-2009 12:06 AM

Nice looking shelf.

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 01:25 AM

Interesting. I have thought about doing something like that, but then my wife would want me to dust it now and then.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 02:03 AM

Neat design, well done…...and it would look just as cool hanging vertically.

-- John @

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#5 posted 09-26-2009 07:44 AM

i really like this piece. it is functional, modern, and eats up a bit of wall space with something interesting, as well as the ability to add things that have some personal meaning to them. nice work!

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 08:00 AM

Great shelf. Not a fan of MDF put this really looks nice. Love the design. A piece of “Art” to put more art onto.

Keep up the great work.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 10-22-2009 03:01 AM

nice looking Curio unit, I like the design

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#8 posted 01-25-2010 05:31 PM

very nice!

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#9 posted 02-08-2010 06:46 AM

cool looking curio shelf unit…. nicely done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 06:58 PM

Very great! The best shelf I’ve seen here in LJ

-- May -

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