Oak Display Shelf

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Project by Jim Boehm posted 03-05-2008 06:02 AM 1485 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak multi shelf display. It was built to replace an older one we had. The entire shelf unit is made up entirely of solid oak. I made the legs in an “L” shape and double routed all three visible edges to add design. I used a scrap piece from the legs to make a template and traced around it on each shelf so that the legs would pass through each one. I used a forstner bit to take out the majority of the wood before I chiseled out the rest. Only some Titebond glue and a few brads were used to secure each shelf while the glue dried. To finish the unit I used a mohogany stain and two coats of Cabot urethane gloss top coat plus a brass knob to add a final touch to the piece.

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#1 posted 03-05-2008 07:37 AM

Looks nice. Are those 12 separate legs of 4 long ones?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-05-2008 08:49 AM

There are four individual legs that pass through each of the two middle shelves.

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#3 posted 03-05-2008 11:20 AM

Nice job – the shelf unit looks great. Had to turn my laptop on it’s side to get the proper view :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 03-05-2008 12:19 PM

Very nice piece. I like display units like this. The finish looks good as well.

Thanks for sharing this project.

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#5 posted 03-05-2008 03:22 PM

Very nice looking display unit!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-05-2008 03:37 PM

I like the bow-front shelves, and the matching detail in the base. Cool shelf!

-- Robb

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#7 posted 04-08-2008 11:49 AM

interesting line. looks great

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