This was a request from DIL from when I was in Sydney, she wanted a stand to display her Bottles of Essential Oils.I had a piece of drift wood that just happened to pass by so I used that.Construction Processs:First up I needed to obtain a flat datum to work with so I made a jig to hold the piece so I could feed it into my thicknesser.I removed the bulk of the high spots in the material with my Arbortech Turbo Planner then fed it into the thicknesser.Once that was complete I drilled suitable sized holes with a forstner bits, totaling about 15 or so of each size.The next step was then out with the wire brush and remove all the aged surface. Upon cleaning it all up it was simply finished off with a coat of sanding sealer.Took me a couple of hours from start to finish.The tools used:- Arbortech Turbo Planer Guinevere sanding system Thicknesser Drill Press and two forstner bits Water based Sanding Sealer.What sort of timber is it?...well I have no idea actually, but it looks OK.
I had the screw and nail bins mounted on the wall. So much wall space I felt was wasted and we can always use more storage space. It is on a two by two 1 1/2 popular, popular face frame, 3/4 oak veneer and walnut door and drawer fronts. I had all of the wood except the 3/4 oak veneer.
Whilst looking for inspiration to finish off my rifle the other afternoon I came up with this single bracket shelf idea. I needed something easy to build.All doweled together using my new jig. The shelf light weight. The bracket super strong, Id have to say the weakest link is the wall anchors.I used the shelf to sit my over engineered dowelmax storage box on at the top of the stairs to my Small workshop.Maybe I,ll post this on the dowelmax versus domino boring old thread. (My tip is that you couldn't get much stronger than this shelf.)Thanks for reading Regards Anthony