Ash Double Shelf

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Project by Jim posted 04-24-2019 01:34 AM 578 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked for a simple shelf for her kitchen and this is what I pulled together. I started with some pallet wood that I saved from my days of making Pro baseball bats @ MaxBats. The ash is spalted and has a few nail holes to contend with. I started with over 1” thick and planed to 5/8” and cut to 52” long. The upper shelf is 5” and the lower is 6” wide, stained with aged pine and covered with 3 coats of a wipe on poly which really pulled out the beautiful grain of the ash. I left the shelf spacers at a 1” thickness. When I present it to her it’ll come with a story of the wood that came from upper New York state. I appreciate all the great info that I have picked up from fellow LJ. Thanks

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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#1 posted 04-24-2019 02:54 AM

Beautiful !!! Both the design and finish are great. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 04-24-2019 03:26 AM

Nice. I like the big Cupid’s bow and the finish looks great. I hope you took more than just the pallet wood out in your lunch box from the bat plant.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 04-24-2019 12:11 PM

nice take on a shelf -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-24-2019 12:14 PM

Hey Jim,
That is one slick shelf you made for her. She will be proud of it.


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#5 posted 04-24-2019 01:33 PM

Thank you guys for the support. The pallet wood was headed for the fire pit, couldn’t have that!

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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#6 posted 04-24-2019 02:39 PM

That is beautiful and a wonderful backstory to go with it.

It is really nice to know that the vanishing ash will live on in this project.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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