els to the same length and then use a strip of Masonite peg board as a template for the holes. I drilled holes on '/i-in. centers up the length of the dowels so the shelves could be placed at any height. You might prefer different spacing. With all the holes drilled, 1 finish sanded the dowels and gave them a good waxing.

My final step was to carve small ornamental triangles on the front of the shelves to each side of the dowel rods. After sealing the bare wood with shellac. I dabbed on yellow acrylic paint, straight from the tube. Once this dried, I removed the surplus paint with a cabinet scraper. 1 like the combination of the bright yellow with the reddish-brown fir. With another wood, you might like a different color. ▲

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Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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