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Project by grosa posted 03-10-2016 02:41 AM 1817 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The shelves were made from 3/4” Sapele plywood with a Sapele edge band. The vertical brackets are two 3/4” pieces of poplar core maple plywood glued together to make it 1 1/2” thick . the out side of the brackets have Chemetal brushed aluminum. This aluminum comes in 4×8 sheets and it is a little thinner than 1 /16” thick, it is applied the same way as laminate with contact adhesive. The Sapele has a pre-cat lacquer finish.

-- Have a great day.





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#1 posted 03-10-2016 01:13 PM

Nice mix of wood and metal, modern and retro.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-10-2016 01:35 PM

I dig that – thanks for the idea of the aluminum. I’ve never heard of it

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#3 posted 03-10-2016 05:36 PM

Very cool looking entertainment rack. I didn’t know about using aluminum like that either. Turned out great. I think I’d hide the Gilmore Girls videos in the back though! Seems like that’s all my daughter watches here lately.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 05:11 PM

Sweet, nice work all around.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 05:18 PM

Beautiful design and great execution!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 03-11-2016 07:00 PM

I love this piece, as was said before, a nice blend of wood and metal “like” look.
I also like the clean simple style.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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grosa

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#7 posted 03-12-2016 12:20 AM

Thank you for your comments.


I love this piece, as was said before, a nice blend of wood and metal “like” look.
I also like the clean simple style.

- oldnovice

The aluminum I used is real aluminum, it is 1/6” thick not a look alike.

-- Have a great day.

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#8 posted 03-12-2016 01:57 AM

grosa, I realize that from your description however, my comment was to the fact that it was not solid aluminum.
I have also used that same process of laminating aluminum to wood some years ago on my old router table.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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grosa

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#9 posted 03-12-2016 12:50 PM

OK, Sorry. If it was solid I wouldn’t be able to move it.

-- Have a great day.

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#10 posted 03-13-2016 05:17 AM

Beautiful stand but you ruined it, you put all that stuff on it and covered it up!

-- Terry, Grants Pass, OR - It's not how fast you want to go but how much money you've got to get there...

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#11 posted 03-13-2016 12:38 PM

It will all come off, little by little.

-- Have a great day.

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