Small pine DVD shelves

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Project by senomozi posted 10-17-2021 06:48 PM 432 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 21” wide x 29” high eastern white pine shelves unit that will be used to store a DVD collection. It is 11 1/2” deep, enough to store two cases deep. There is 8 1/2” of space between each shelf. All parts are 3/4” thick.

The case is assembled using through dovetails (sides are the tailboards) and the middle shelves are connected to the sides using sliding dovetails. All done on my Leigh 18” Superjig. The bullnose mouldings were glued to the carcass after it was assembled. To account for seasonal wood movement the side mouldings were glued only for the front 4” and a couple of 23 gauge pin nails used at the back. I figure these are not strong enough to prevent wood movement of the carcass sides. Finished with three coats of satin wipe on poly. That’s the only oil finish I find does not yellow light-coloured woods too much.

Hadn’t worked with pine in a few years and I was reminded of my love-hate relationship with that material. Love how easy it is to work with, the smell and the fact it is very cheap around here. But you really need to handle it with kid’s gloves because it dents and scratches just by looking at it.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#1 posted 10-17-2021 06:54 PM

Beautiful work, but I wish you had put all that effort into something other than PINE!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 10-18-2021 03:08 AM

That looks great. I like your joinery choices. The molding over the dovetails is a choice I haven’t seen before.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 10-18-2021 03:09 PM

Very oroductive week for you buddy. I like those fingerjoints!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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