Modern Wall Shelves

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 10-18-2009 11:53 PM 5934 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of matching shelves I just recently finished. All hand-cut dovetails on curly cherry. Flush mounted to the wall. I did’t want a book shelf project, but rather something to display some small items.

They are 9” deep x 42” long x 9” tall. Finish is Watco Danish Oil and Butcher’s wax.

I am working on a pair of similar ones from purple heart. This pair will have one large size, and one smaller size.

They are the last two pictures in this series.

-- Andy Brownell

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 12:37 AM

Andy, I like the clean look and the dovetails really set it off. Nice job.

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 12:39 AM

Well done. Nicely cut dovetails. Cherry is beautiful. Not your conventional shelves. How did you flush mount them?

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 01:13 AM

well done … I like them

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 05:15 AM

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 03:17 PM

To mount them I used some keyhole hardware from rockler. Then just simply attached two drywall anchors with screws and hung them. They sit aoubt 1/8” from the wall. I also used some small rubber adhesive pads towards the bottom portion that contacts the wall.

-- Andy Brownell

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