Wall Hanging Shelf

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Project by Luis M posted 07-31-2017 04:11 PM 1589 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Cherry Wall Hanging Shelf in June 2017. The project is overall 2’x4’ and about 6” deep. For the joinery I used hand cut through dovetails and sliding dovetails. It was a bit challenging cutting the pins on a 4’ board.

Except for the back strip where the hooks are, everything came from the same 12” wide cherry board. Using one large board, guaranteed beautiful grain match through out. The grain wraps around the whole piece. As an accidental design feature (read: my board was not wide enough) I left the live edge on the middle horizontal shelf. This is by far my favorite thing about the piece. The ship lapped back is made from Ash (with a natural reddish hue).

-- Luis

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#1 posted 07-31-2017 04:57 PM

Very nice! I like the live edge. It looks great now, and i expect that the cherry wood will age beautifully as well!

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#2 posted 08-01-2017 12:26 AM

agreed, I love the live edge also, and it looks like the perfect spot for it on your wall

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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#3 posted 08-01-2017 03:13 PM

This piece turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 08-01-2017 04:40 PM

I think I have the exact same house layout, haha. Fantastic piece. I may need to borrow from it if it’s ok with you. :)

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#5 posted 08-01-2017 08:29 PM

All, thank you for your kind words.

jamsomito, feel free to copy it in whole or in part.

-- Luis

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