View from the Garage

April 9, 2014

Walnut shelf

Filed under: House work, Woodworking — thefusionguy @ 5:27 am

 

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A friend gave me this 8/4 rough walnut board, from a tree from his farm near Sacramento. I sanded the top to get a better finish, then drilled matching holes in the block wall and the board, and used short pieces of rigid pipe to support the shelf, so it has no visible supports. It’s right outside the kitchen door that we use most of the time for entry and exit, so we see it often. It’s a nice place to put attractive plants.

To stabilize a large check in one end of the board, I let in a spline to join the sides of the split.

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