Floating walnut shelves (part 2)

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Project by big_wood posted 10-04-2010 07:15 PM 6358 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Floating walnut shelves (part 2)
Floating walnut cabinets (Part 1)

I told my wife that it’ll take 2 weeks to build this unit. That was last Christmas.

The cabinets were made and installed 8 months ago as described in this past post (part 1). The floating shelves is Part 2 and it was completed just last week.

Shelves are made with 1/8 mdf laminated on a chip board frame. I choose to use this material as it brought the weight down next to nothing. 2 coats of oil base primer, 2 coats of oil base paint and finished off with 6 light coats of sprayed lacquer. The edge was then wrapped with walnut veneered plywood and finished off with 4 coats of diluted poly wiped on to match the finish on the cabinets below.

Simple project and easy to make even for a brute like me. Just very time consuming waiting for the paint to dry.

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 12:04 PM

Thats really beautiful.
A Scandinavian architect like me, feel right home.
So elegant.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 12:45 AM

Great work big wood.
I really like the modern feel of the floating shelves and the inset television.

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 04:58 AM

It looks very clean and elegant. Now to decide what to put on them.

-- -Willing to try

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 04:49 AM

From one modernist to another: Nice work! Post more & great design. Beautiful dogs as well in your other projects.

-- Less is More.....expensive

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 09:22 PM

Very nice, clean lined look. I know what you mean by telling your wife a time and then it takes so much longer. I told mine I could build her a harvest table in a few weekends and three YEARS later we sat down to it. Great job.


-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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