138 - How to Build a Quick & Easy Wall Shelf

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A simple and elegant Honduran Mahogany wall shelf that can be made in a weekend. For a SketchUp plan as well as other resources for this project, check out http://thewoodwhisperer.com/weekend-wall-shelf/

Without a doubt, this is one of those "procrastination projects". For years, Nicole has been after me to build her a little shelf near our gaming desk. She has a bunch of little collectibles that she wants to display and there's simply no storage space in that corner of the room. On a monthly basis, she would remind me of this need and even resorted to threats: "You know, Lowe's has these great shelves...." The girl certainly knows my weak points.

After building the Trestle Table, it was pretty clear that I needed to bite the bullet and build my lady a nice shelf. I had so many ideas and directions I could go with the design, but in order to keep this project confined to a weekend, I needed to simplify things greatly. Frankly, that's one of my biggest challenges as a woodworker: not over-complicating things just because I can. So for this project, I let the wood do the talking and kept the lines simple and clean. No curves, no inlays.....just one species and solid construction techniques. I hope you'll join me on this one and take a crack at the Weekend Wall Shelf.

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