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Derek Lane29/01/2014 16:38:02
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This is a free standing little shelf unit I made for my sister. The top left and bottom right is the original unit. Photo's taken under different lighting conditions the unit does not look so orange as in the picture

Made from recycled oak and tried to match the original design of which I only had 4 pictures of. I have put all the photo's in 1 picture for ease of uploading to the site.

Forgot to put size it is 470mm long by 200mm wide and 95mm tall

Edited By Derek Lane on 29/01/2014 16:39:11

Simon Reeves30/01/2014 12:41:54
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Nice little job there Derek. I'm guessing that this is the item you were writing about in the "breadboard end" posting? What did you settle on in the end? I've only ever made much wider pieces, so the question has never arisen about how much of it to fix - it's always just been the middle, with loose screws at the ends.


Derek Lane30/01/2014 13:37:21
3219 forum posts
1004 photos

Yes it is Simon. I ended up using 2 biscuits in each end I glued these into the end pieces first and allowed to dry, dry fitted and held with clamps drilled from the bottom through one biscuit in the centre removed end and elongated the hole. I then glued the biscuit without the hole for a length of 1" clamped in place and put a dowel into the unglued one to allow for movement.

Hope that makes sense

It does look the correct shade as the original pictures. Just hope that is right as it is not ideal way to get a match as the unit is in Cirencester and I am in Canterbury

Wolfie04/02/2014 09:27:53
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Great job Derek, very handy idea. Well done.


Bruce Rauncar05/02/2014 21:48:21
173 forum posts

Very nice, useful little project. Great use of the beautiful red oak and great joints. I'm sure she loves it. Great job Derek!

Derek Lane06/02/2014 18:20:59
3219 forum posts
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Thank you Ian and Bruce. Just an update it is now been collected by my sister and in place. I think I managed to get the colour pretty close considering I was only working from photo's of the original unit.



Bruce Rauncar12/03/2014 18:26:20
173 forum posts

Cool! Great to see the photos, the finish is a good match with the wine cabinet. It stands proud on it. Great job Derek!

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