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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-01-2020, 10:33 PM
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Good job, Frank, is that a valance for drapes? shelf to set things on? How strong is it? how many supports did it take,4?
it came out really nice. I like the color and the front edge profile.
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This is s shelf for nicknacks. The hidden shelf brackets were from Rockler. I only needed three, but they are sold in pairs. Therefore, i used all four. Each pair is rated at 125 pounds. I just received a picture this morning. The shelf is full.

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About ash wood. I worked in a millwork shop and large warehouse in the late 60's and they stocked and sold ash millwork including a lot of doors. It was about the same price as red oak and sold at the same rate at that time but seems to have fallen out of favor. That is a shame with all the perfectly healthy ash trees being taken out in anticipation of the emerald ash borer infestation. Here in Lincoln, Nebraska they have removed several thousand trees and have many thousands yet to go. The city is taking out all the street trees (those between the sidewalk and paving) except those someone wants to adopt and pay for the treatments to slow the inevitable death of the tree. Almost all of these trees are being turned into mulch or firewood as no sawmill seems interested. Very sad.
I have worked with ash several times and found it to be a little easier to work than red oak and less prone to stain blotching. Built a 9 drawer, very simple desk out of a cut down solid core ash door and lots of millwork scraps that is still going strong 50 years (yikes, has it been that long?) later.
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Mike,

I was originally going to use oak, but a good friend of mine suggested ash. He has a large assortment of wood to choose from. I helped him build his storage rack for his wood around 10 years ago. Wanted to pay for the wood, but he said no. Therefore, I payed it forward and did not charge friend getting the shelf for lumber or labor. However, I did get help from the friend that was getting the shelf. He is not a woodworker, but learned a lot.

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