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A friend asked me for a shelf (42" x 5") for holding Hummel figurines. I don't have a router available - would moulding work? If I wanted to add a piece of dowelling, as a safety precaution, what could I use to attach it to?
Every plan I've found is either colonial, or a multi-shelf unit, or carved with hearts & the like. I don't want to distract from the Hummels - suggestions, please.
09-06-2001, 01:38 AM
You may want to consider a torsion box.
09-06-2001, 05:50 AM
Molding ought to work fine if you get the right ones. A few years ago, I made some plate display shelves out of some fancy moldings. I just cut the stock to length, "returned" the two ends, and drilled holes for mounting.
Also, check out WoodSmith magazine, Vol. 22 Issue 127. There is a very simple and elegant shelf plan in there.
Hope this helps,
Sonny Edmonds (Guest)
09-06-2001, 10:24 AM
Hi, first visit and first post here for me. But the link below I thought might help you.
Seems to me there is no reason you couldn't use made molding and even pre-made shelf supports with the T slots already in them.
I've seen supports in craft stores and I think at home depot.
Rockler ought to have them as well.
And actually, by selecting the molding, what a world of creative ideas you could dream up.
Often different styles can be added together.
Good luck with your project!
09-06-2001, 03:20 PM
I have been looking at how the "Shakers" have been making furniture and they hung everything on the walls. It was a simple plan for everything. You could make something like that if you like simple styles. It would consist of a rail on the wall with pegs to hold the shelf, which would be drill with holes larger than the pegs. The only draw back on this idea is that nost of the furniture tilted down so they could get into the box, shelf, or chair. You could solve this by putting on bumpers on the shelf bottom edge next to the wall to change the angle of facing down to facing up or level. I have a book on Shaker items that you may want to ck out. It's "Making Authentic Shaker Furniture With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics" By John G. Shea. I would send you a drawing but my scanner is down right now.
Hope this helps!
A torsion box? Sounds interesting! Let it be on your head if chasing this new butterfly distracts me for a while. (That's how I justify having too many projects on the go - a butterfly flew past and I had to follow it.)