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Floating shelf under TV

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Live edged elm shelf with mahogany supports and trim. There’s cable space behind. Elm is gorgeous to look at and fun to work with. Since it’s over a radiator I put reflective insulation on the underside. Finished with Tung Oil and paste wax.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

12 Comments

Nice job, I like the color of the Elm, good finish.

Jaybird

unique

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

I really like that!!
Blending the Elm with a contemporary look…..very nice! !!!
Thanks for sharing, love it!!!

Steve Tow

well done.
I have never worked with elm. It looks nice.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Beautiful, excellent job. Good thinking on the insulation for the underside.

Jamesw

Elm is brilliant, it’s like a hardwood when you saw it but like cedar when you plane it. You need deadly sharp blades and my scraper is now an 1/8" smaller than when I started (sharpen, scrape, sharpen, scrape). The scraper was the tool to remove the “hairs” and once gone, such a wonderful, waxy, wavy surface.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Nice looking shelf.

Randy - If I'm not on the computer than I'm out making sawdust.

you picked my interest…

I will buy some next time I visit the lumber yard.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Gives your radiator a nice modular look . Nice job .

heh, it’s my sister-in-law’s rad but yeah….
It was a birthday present. She’s pleased and so…so am I.

-- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)