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Free Plan: Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf

comments (3) November 19th, 2008 in blogs

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CLICK HERE for the free project plans for this Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE for the free project plans for this Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf.


This hanging wall shelf is a quick and satisfying weekend project. The design gains its inspiration from a drawing of a peg-hung Shaker shelf in Ejner Handberg's book Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, Vol. II with a few additional curves.

Sliding dovetails join the shelves to the curved, tapered sides. The Shakers housed the shelves in dadoes, rather than sliding dovetails, and you can do the same. It won't be as strong, but if you're worried about the shelves, you can toenail them from the bottom with finish nails or brads.

This wall shelf is designed to use simple brass hangers mortised into the second shelf from the top as an inexpensive and easy to install method assuring hanging the shelf is a snap.

CLICK HERE for the free project plans for this Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf.



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Comments (3)

Doctor_Tom Doctor_Tom writes: Just finished this elegant shaker wall shelf according to the plans. I am proud of my work. Realized that a 3/8" key hole mortise bit may likely be too wide on 1/2" stock. So I am wondering the source of the plate brass hangers that were mentioned in the article and shown in the finished picture.
Posted: 3:00 pm on October 27th

GEide GEide writes: Here's the link:
http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/FWNPDFfree/01130884_wall_shelf.pdf

Due to a technical problem, the link wasn't visible on the instruction page. Sorry for the inconvenience. Gina, FineWoodworking.com
Posted: 2:39 pm on April 8th

Windwoodtrader Windwoodtrader writes: OK, Where is the plan? How do I get to it?
Someone should do a little work on this site to get the links working seamlessly.

Posted: 10:36 am on March 11th

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