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    corner shelf for my nephew

    with the new baby here, my nephew asked me if i would make them a corner shelf for the baby monitor, video camera, etc. i said ok, give me a couple of days to work up a design. this is the design i came up with, and it is being made from poplar, as he wants to paint it the same shade of white used in the baby's room. as part of the busy first day back in the shop, got all of the parts cut. i cut the parts for the lattice a bit over length, that way i can custom fit them to the framework.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 000 corner shelf sketchup.jpg   001 poplar for corner shelf.jpg   002 all parts for corner shelf cut.jpg  
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    Hey, that is neat. And I'm sure you will do a good job too...I don't think you can get to the beer in the refrigerator.

    You designed a good looking piece. I would have probably designed a plain old "Blah," "no personality" thing to do the job. You get a Gold Star!

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    Nice.
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    Great looking design Dan. Sure to be a hit.
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    Very nice design Dan.

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    Looks good. Good to see your getting back in the saddle too.

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    Looks good. Poplar is always nice to work with. Nice smell when you cut it.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Nice design.

    Two suggestions. Since you are talking baby monitor, that implies electricity. Cut a diagonal off the back corner of each shelf to allow the wire to run down inside the cabinet, and out the bottom, instead of over the outer edge.

    Recognize that practically every sheet rock corner has a bulge in the actual corner, where they taped the joint. You might want to be prepared to shim the sides slightly, up to about 3 inches from the corner. Hold a framing square in the corner and you will see how much shim room you need.
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    cut the stiles to size, then laid out the marks for gluing up the sides, and got one side done and in the clamps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 003 laying out marks for gluing up.jpg   004 first side in clamps.jpg  
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    hey dano, charlie makes a very good point take heed to what he says before its to late
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