Knick Knack Shelf
Hey look, I made a thing! Unfortunately, it’s a shelf, which I seem to make a lot of.
I have a tendency to buy lots of little trinkets and toys I want to put on my desk, and then not have much actual space to place them, so I made a double decker shelf. I decided not to do any fancy routing of even finish for the time being, because I just wanted to get it done. My wife and I think it actually looks nice unfinished. I also thought I would use pocket screws to mate the top and bottom to the sides, not thinking that I would not have much room inside to drive the screw into the final side. I ended up having to use the smallest socket wrench I had, a 1/4″ socket and a bit to screw on the top.
I decided to build a french cleat into the back of the shelf instead of traditional hangers. I made a bunch of little 1×2″ cleats and screwed two into the wall to mount it. I think that will give me more flexibility in the future if I want to adjust it or make something bigger.
The last little job I did today was to add another small shelf off my monitor stand to hold up my LEGO Saturn V rocket. I’m calling it launch pad 39V.
Knick Knack Shelf Cleat
Knick Knack Shelf Loaded
Knick Knack Shelf Plans
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This is certainly not my idea, but I had the better part of a pallet I was going to throw out, so I made a shelf instead.
wood name shelves
Some friends of our just added another little boy to their family so we thought we’d make them matching shelves for the boys room.
I’ve made a few of these before here and here.
wordshelf 2 finished
I’m working on another “word shelf” for some family back home, so I thought I’d post some process photos.
I’ll put the final picture up top once it’s all done. Finally got it all done!
words cut on the scroll saw.
all the components cut out
nailed and glued together
routed out the recess for the hangers
Hope Shelf Finished
Today I also had time to finish the “finish” on my hope shelf. No to find somewhere to put it…
Today I finally got around to building one of the word shelves i thought up the other day. It was also my first time getting to use the router I bought a few months back.
word shelf assembled
This is a crappy cellphone pick of a shelf idea I had. Have to see if I can find the time to try to make one.
We’ve been meaning to give our oldest son some more “surface area” in his room to put all his “things” on, so this weekend I made him help me build a floating shelf. He quickly covered it.
His LEGO LOTR Collection
The Bad Guys Side
The Hobbit Dwarves