Grade 8 wall shelf project

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Project by reddinosaur posted 11-15-2009 02:19 AM 6249 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project that I did with 8th graders in an intro to woods class. They were allowed to choose between poplar, oak or cherry. It’s taken longer than I expected but they are coming out really well =]

The pictures were taken of different students’ projects at different points in time so the wood may not be the same in every picture

-- Jess

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 02:40 AM

That’s a great looking wall shelf Jess hard to believe you were in eighth grade when you made this.


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#2 posted 11-15-2009 02:52 AM

lol actually…I made this with 8th graders as a teacher. I wish i could have made something like this in 8th grade! ;p

-- Jess

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 03:02 AM

Great wall shelf, Jess.

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 04:58 AM

Nice looking shelf, Jess

Any plans for it you would be willing to share ??

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 06:03 AM

I got them from a magazine called Woodsmith #146

-- Jess

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 07:42 PM

That Cherry one is going to be beautiful as it ages : ) How are they fastened to the wall and could you put a mirror or photos in the opening ? Thanks

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 03:18 AM

Jess, Great job teaching the 8th graders. I love seeing the young woodworkers projects. Very few schools are teaching woodworking, so it’s refreshing to see someone teaching the young.

-- John @

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#8 posted 11-18-2009 05:06 AM

Thanks everyone!

The students were allowed to choose if they wanted to put something in the back. They chose between paneling, cork board, chalk/magnet board or just leaving it empty.

The kids really stepped it up and are doing great with it =] I only had patterns for the curve on the side rails and the curve on the bottom of the frame.

-- Jess

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