Modern Wall Shelf (FWW), variation #2. Christmas 2021.

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Project by KevinH posted 12-17-2021 06:38 PM 671 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used Becksvoort’s article in FWW #284 once again for a shelf for my spouse. This is similar to the last project I posted. However, the dimensions and arrangement of shelves would be different. She also requested a mirror.

The mirror is 1/8” thick and backed with 1/4” tempered hardboard attached with mirror adhesive. The two short shelves presented a challenge in that I cut the lap joints too loose. I had to shim both of them to keep them square during glue-up. In the end it worked out okay.

I selected some of my best quarter sawn red oak from my supply. My wife specified golden oak from my supply of Varathane wood stains. The grain, medullary rays and flecks, etc., are rather subtle and really interesting in these pieces of oak. I like the way the mirror doubles the grain pattern like perfect book matching.

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#1 posted 12-18-2021 02:00 AM


Took me awhile to see that mirror is already installed in first pictures )))

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#2 posted 12-18-2021 02:16 AM

That came out great. It’s always hard to photograph mirrors and have them make sense.I bet it looks great on the wall.

-- Galootish log blog,

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