Introduction: Plum Wood Shelf
This shelf was made for a Whiskey-shop to display little bottles.
The wood for this shelf is damson plum. Here you can find more information about this tree: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damson
The construction is very simple.
The horizontal boards are only screwed on a big back board.
The tools I used:
- thickness planer
- table saw
- cordless drill
- sand paper
- linseed oil
Step 1: Split the Back Board
The back board was to big for my thickness planer, therefore I split it with wedges in two parts and planed every part separately. Later I glued the two parts together and no cut was visible!
Step 2: Plane
I planted the two parts of the back board and the shelf boards.
Step 3: Glue the Backboard
After planing I glued the two parts of the back board together.
Step 4: Cut the Shelves
The shelf boards are thicker pieces of plum wood with bark.
Step 5: Mark the Position of the Shelves
Because the back board has no straight edge it is impossible to make a perpendicular mark,
therefor I clamped the back board on my clamping box and parallel a long water balance.
Now I made perpendicular lines to this aluminium bar.
Step 6: Drilling Holes
Now it is easy to drill two holes for every shelf.
Step 7: Finish
I put some layers of linseed oil on the wood.
Step 8: Assembling
First I clamped a piece of scrap wood on the back board straight to my line and on this I clamped a shelf board.
I flipped it and screwed the shelf board on.
Step 9: The Suspension
As a suspension I screwed a L-shaped plate onto the back board.
Step 10: All Steps in One Video
Participated in the
Shelving Contest 2016