Spy plane kids shelf

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Project by Tommy posted 02-03-2014 01:00 AM 1620 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished the shelf we’ve been needing for months…a shelf to hold the nanny cam out of reach of our toddler. I didn’t want a boring shelf so I used a design I found on anawhite’s site. This should have been a quick project, but as usual things took longer that I would have liked. I used all scrap ply I had laying around. I rounded the wings and struts with my router and put in a screw that grabs the bottom of the camera and keeps it from sliding off.

The paint was leftover from the stripes I put on Braxton’s wall 18 months ago. Unfortunately, the below zero temps ruined much of the paint as it was stored in the garage…it was still good enough for this project. I angled the plane to ensure we could look down into the crib, and now we get a full view of the room as well. Overall, I think it turned out great and compliments the room nicely and only cost was time.

Apparently, it will be a short flight for the stuffed animals as my wife said the plane looks good but not so much with them on it. I guess I’ll stick to building and leave the decorating to her LOL!

-- Tommy

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 01:13 AM


I like no pattern and all scrap projects!

Latex paint can not be frozen or it gets very lumpy. Enamels can be frozen many times witout a problem usually!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 01:39 AM

great idea, love how simple and effective it is, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 05:42 AM

Yes, it was latex that I recently moved to the garage to use on other projects. I can’t ever remember having that happen to me, so it never occurred to me to bring them back inside. Lesson learned for sure. The lumps were killing me, but not bad enough to spend my money on new paint LOL! Thanks for the feedback!

-- Tommy

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 05:16 PM

Cool project! Like the fun design, perfect for the kid’s room and made from scraps. Well done!

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