Archive for December, 2015

Solid Oak Floating Shelf

The last request from my wife for Christmas was to have an oak floating shelf above our bed. This was a fairly easy task as I only had to find a piece of oak big enough for the shelf. I found a board with the final dimensions of 47″ Wide X 5″ Deep X 1 1/4″ Thick. I used some floating shelf brackets from LeeValley. I applied the same finish as our new living room set and it turned out great. We put a picture of our son on the shelf and will add other items in the near future.

Shelf

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Solid Wood End Tables

After finishing the coffee table for my wife for her birthday at the end of November I got started right away on the matching end tables. I knew I was going to go right to the end since it took me a month to build the coffee table and now essentially have 2 more to build. I finished on December 24th at about 3:00pm after sanding my final coat of varnish smooth. Just in time leave for Christmas Eve supper at my Brother’s and Sister-in-Law’s home.

The design is the same with the exception of shrinking the legs down slightly since the table is 24″x24″ instead of 48″x24″.