Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 5.48.51 PMRustic Cherry ‘floating’ Shelf.

Made from 100 year old beam 3″ x 4″ x 96″. Finished in Tung Oil. Top and bottom planed just enough to give a flat surface. Saw marks left on front edge.






IMG_1167 First the beam was cut to length, avoiding the many cracks – those that remained were filled with glue and cherry dust.The two pieces glued together.
IMG_1169 Using winding sticks to plane out the twist in the wood – rustic is one thing, but this has to have at least a flat level top.
IMG_117a1 Dado was routed into the ends.  These will house a piece of oak that will be screwed to the walls of the alcove.
IMG_1211 Three coats of Tung Oil applied. And supports made
IMG_1210 How the supports will appear (or not appear).
IMG_4158 2015-03-05_11-44-08Shelf in situ.With seasonal movement there is the possibility of the shelf creeping off the ‘rails’, so a small silver pin in the upper left and right holds the shelf in place.
Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 5.48.51 PM Decorated.