Hexagon Shelves

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Project by moerdogg posted 11-21-2013 10:53 PM 3043 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hexagon shelves I made for some very dear friends for their wedding present.

Shelves are made of pine, cut on my chop saw set at 30 degrees. Very quick to cut with the help of an end stop! Used 1×5 premium pine from the orange store. Joints are glued and screwed, using a countersink to hide the screw heads.

Finish is Minwax Red Oak stain on the outside faces, then rub-on Poly over everything. Tried to get as little stain on the edge as possible, but still had to sand out some of the stain. The lighter faces really make the shelves visually pop (IMO).

I used a dovetail bit in my router along with a jig to cut recesses for the mounting screws. No cleats or brackets to ruin the lines!

This would be a great beginner woodworking project for someone who wants to make something unique-looking.

-- A poor workman blames his tools

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 01:03 AM

Very nice!

-- Rob, Thousand Oaks - It is better to be the hammer, than the nail.

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 02:53 AM

Cool design and it looks like a quick and easy project. I like the contrast that you got by sanding the edges, it does make them pop and adds additional visual interest.

I think that a set of those would look good in my house.

Thanks for sharing your project.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 03:05 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 12:50 AM

great shelves!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 05:21 PM

They’re pretty, cool design on the shape. It looks really good in the living room. Great job!

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