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Project by Jason posted 06-26-2008 06:30 AM 1758 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to get our small safe attached to the wall, and bring it up off of the floor while I was at it. This took 2 sheets of pre-finished ApplePly, and some solid walnut for trim. Two sheets wasn’t quite enough – I made a couple more shelves (not pictured) out of birch, which I finished with a wipe on poly.
Overall it came out like I planned. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but the tops of the side panels slope up towards the back. The safe is mounted to the 2×4 stand which is attached to the walls. The access to the attic is directly above, so that constrained the design a little more, especially in terms of height and depth. It’s difficult to get a full top to bottom picture in those cramped quarters. What you can’t see is a 9” deep drawer at the bottom on the right side.

-- Jason

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 06:31 AM

Oops. I guess you can see the drawer in picture 3

-- Jason

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 03:12 PM

Hi Jason;

Great improvement on the space!

Nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Dominic Vanacora

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 03:31 PM

Nice use of a small space. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 05:10 PM

very nice…I like this much better!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 10:21 PM

Wow, much nicer than the ClosetMaid wire shelving.

-- David / Durham, NC

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#6 posted 06-27-2008 01:03 AM

I like this. I’m plannning to do something similar, but with some type of cedar lining. I may steal some of your ideas.

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#7 posted 06-27-2008 07:44 AM

How was the ApplePly? I wish I could find it locally.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#8 posted 06-27-2008 08:22 AM

Thank y’all for the nice comments. I liked the ApplePly a lot. The finish was very tough, though I did manage to scratch it in places, none to obvious, thankfully. The edges look really nice with straight layers and alternating light-dark pattern. I would feel comfortable leaving the edges exposed in certain situations, as I did with the drawer. It’s pretty expensive, though.

-- Jason

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#9 posted 06-27-2008 12:52 PM

Good job Jason. Everybody needs a spot like that even if it’s just someplace to stash the liquidator, or family jewels.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 07-04-2008 09:43 AM


-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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