Mountain shelf

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Project by Jamie posted 07-07-2020 04:02 AM 508 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest daughter wanted a shelf to hold her essential oils like one she saw on etsy. My youngest daughter was looking for a birthday present for her sister so we tackled this project together. We made it from rough cedar fence boards that I planed down to 3/8”. The ones we saw online used 3/4” and looked a bit rough hewn. The thinner boards made clamping a challenge. Using pin nails, blue tape and an assortment of clamps eventually brought it all together. I was having a lot of trouble with the top peak when I remembered a trick I read about where you shoot pin nails into a the end of the board under low pressure then cut them off and use them like dowels to hold the position during glue up. The miter sled did a great job on the 30 degree angles. Finished it with shellac and wax.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 04:38 PM

That’s really cool.

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 06:37 PM

Nice display. I really like the idea of the young one helping you so she can call it her present to her sister. That is cool.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 10:19 PM

Nicely done, love the design. Glad you were able to share the shop time with your daughter.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 07-08-2020 02:38 AM

Clever. Well done.

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 05:28 AM

So cool shape, good idea, very nice!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 04:56 PM

really well done! Thanks for the tips on the nails too

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 07:44 PM

Great design!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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