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Arts and Crafts Wall Shelf

comments (3) December 13th, 2012 in blogs

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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The columns are hollow glue ups that allow the use of quartersawn stock on all three show faces.
Learn how to rout precise mortises for the inlay that decorates each column.
 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Anissa Kapsales

badgeThis attractive wall-hung shelf was inspired by a piece in a magazine that reminded furniture-maker Nancy Hiller of classic British Arts and Crafts design. Her version gets rid of the doors to put the contents of the shallow shelves on display - an appealing choice given all the beautiful quartersawn white oak in the piece.

This free download includes an annotated, exploded drawing of the project along with Hiller's article describing how she built the piece. The article inlcudes tips for gluing up the hollow columns and exuting the decorative inlay.

Give it a try. It's a great way to start the new year.


CLICK HERE for the free download


wall shelf


Some finishing touches

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posted in: blogs, arts and crafts, wall shelf, nancy hiller

Comments (3)

kevin449 kevin449 writes: This is a great project.
Posted: 10:14 pm on June 18th

danielsheppard danielsheppard writes: This is a great project. By the way, what program did you use to put together the blueprint? Doesn't look like google sketch up, so I guess it's another program, correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted: 3:31 am on December 28th

Sawdust_star7 Sawdust_star7 writes: I was looking for plans for a "nail polish" shelf. that hangs on the wall. My grand daughter has asked me to build one.

It has 3 shelves, hangs on a wall. Shelf is 3 inches deep.
Sides are about 20 inches high and 20 inches across. There may be a 1/4 inch plywood dadoed back and each shelf has a front product guard rail so the polish doesn't fall off.

In the area of the top shelf there is a 1 x 2 x 20 inch board
attachded across the back which acts as a strongback.

Do you have any plans for anything similar?

Thank you

Posted: 12:44 pm on January 11th

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