Pigeon Hole Shelving

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Project by chrisstef posted 09-18-2010 03:49 PM 12697 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this shelving for the wife after she saw it in a magazine. Built from all reclaimed subflooring from an 1880’s post and beam house. It consisted of 58 dados, and has 5” square pigeon holes which will hold arts and crafts supplies. Finished with 2 coats of medium walnut watco danish oil and 2 coats of satin poly. It will be hung on the wall using french cleats.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#1 posted 09-18-2010 04:12 PM

Wow Chris that is really nice. It looks like lot’s of tough work went into that one.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 09-18-2010 04:39 PM

Great job!! Nice use of reclaimed wood.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 05:45 PM

Beautiful. Where are you putting this or did you make it for someone else?

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#4 posted 09-18-2010 05:57 PM

we will be putting it in our computer room above the trestle table i built. The wife plans on using jelly jars to store small arts and crafts items in.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 06:50 PM

Solid and beautiful are the two words that come to mind
Nicely done

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 10:37 PM

Very nice shelving, I could use something like that. Nice using reused wood, actually that wood probably had some nice tight grain. You don’t find trees like that anymore, that old growth lumber is long gone. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 07:29 AM

really nice job…....and even better…...recycled wood…..keeps the cost down!!!

where do you git enough pigeons to fill all the hole???

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 02:51 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments, just about everything i build comes from reclaimed wood off of demo projects the company i work for has done.

Mike, you are right about the old growth lumber, the grain is nice and tight, expecially on some of the doug fir and even the pine has some great figure to it. Ive got some leftovers that ill take some pics of and post.

If anyone is here in CT, i have a bunch more that id like to possibly trade for. I might be posting it in the tool swap section if the wife has her way soon.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 09-27-2010 10:30 PM

Chris, just caught this. Reminds me of an old post office antique I use to have. The kind they slotted the mail into. Yours is beautiful and I really like your use of reclaimed lumber… makes it that much more spectacular and exciting. Great stuff!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 09-27-2010 10:39 PM

That’s a nice storage unit. You did a good job on that and , actually, I could really use it in my shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 09-28-2010 05:15 PM

Thanks for the comments chip and helluvawreck. Its always nice to hear and does wonders for motivation.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#12 posted 02-09-2013 12:39 AM

I just face cheesed a bowl of frosted flakes with half a banana and skim milk.

I like this shelving.

I have the same shop vac,its an animal.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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