Beautiful walnut display shelf

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Project by Alongiron posted 05-07-2017 02:12 PM 1072 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently my mother in law passed. The night before she passed, she gave my wife her Rosary that she had since she was a young girl as well as her Modona that was passed on from her mother. I made this special walnut shelf. It has a simple drawer to hold the case for the Rosary as well as her mothers wedding ring. I was inspired by some woodworking at our church for the scroll work on the shelf. I simply finished the piece with 2 coats of spayed lacquer finish. I hope you like it! I think my Mother in law would be happy to see her most precious items on display. You will be missed Sally! RIP

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 05-07-2017 02:16 PM

FYI. For those of you that caught it, I noticed the cap on my screw holding up the shelf has fallen off! Lol
Should have caught that before I took the pictures !!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 05-07-2017 04:15 PM

This is a beautiful piece and a wonderful tribute. You have a creative and artistic mind with woodworking skills to match.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 05-08-2017 12:20 AM

Sweet shelf, Steve!!


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#4 posted 05-08-2017 12:40 AM


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#5 posted 05-08-2017 01:25 AM

It looks great!

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#6 posted 05-08-2017 02:21 AM

Oh my God, Steve!!! First of all, my sympathies for your loss but due to your fine craftsmanship a part of her will always be with you. What a beautiful monument to your mother in law’s memory. Is there anything that you can’t do???? Your scroll work is magnificent!!!!!

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#7 posted 05-08-2017 01:51 PM

This is a beautiful shelf and a very nice accent for a room.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 05-08-2017 07:13 PM

Very nice shelf – great job making something to highlight the significance of this gift. Sally will be rewarded for her faithfulness. Mary is the most powerful intercessor.

-- Pete

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