First Live Edge Shelf

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 07-30-2018 09:04 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first stab at making a live edge shelf. We needed a shelf for our junk for the TV so, I thought this might be a great time to make a shelf. The top is obvious with the live edge showing on top of the shelf. But, I thought I’d continue the theme by making the skirt of the shelf with a live edge at the bottom. I also brought the live edge on the sides using the same board. The corners matched up so darn close it’s scary. I used my biscuit joiner to help with the corners. This was made from some live edge material I picked up a couple of years ago at an estate sale so I’m not very sure what type of wood it is. It could be Bass Wood or Poplar. The wood worked really well. I applied a coat of Minwax stain “Puritan Pine” and finished it off with some Minwax Polyurethane fast-drying clear semi-gloss spray. The project was slow going at first as I’d never used a drawknife before. I had lots of shavings left over. Then the parts that I couldn’t remove, I used a couple of different spokeshaves I have. My wife loves it so much, she wants another. Go figure! It was fun and it looks good too.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 07-31-2018 01:47 AM

Nice work, always good the wife likes it. LOL

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#2 posted 07-31-2018 07:58 AM

Looks awesome from here, Don.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-03-2018 11:31 AM

Great place to start is right. Looks fun and is awesome dude…

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