Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
12:03 pm - Overthinking Shelving  
Shiny! Two days into 2009, and I've already finished a project, some shelves for my nerd hole. Okay, I started it in October, but still. The shelves are ½" birch plywood with maple facings. I stained them a "red mahogany" color, which didn't turn out either particularly reddish or particularly mahoganyish. So it goes. As you can see, I've already started piling nerd stuff on 'em.

This is all part of the nerd bench project for the corner of my office. I've actually finished building the carcasses for the bench, but they got put aside when my father took ill. Since then I've spent so much time trying to devise the world's best stop block system for my radial arm saw, that I've never gotten around to starting working on the face frame. Sigh...

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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on January 3rd, 2009 - 05:17 pm
DXMachina: Chemistry01dxmachina on January 3rd, 2009 - 07:23 pm
You can have one. Even my mother had one, in a three bedroom cape with five kids and a sixth on the way. Okay, she called it her "sewing" room, but it was still a nerd hole. (YNMV) My father finished off a corner of the basement for her, and she had her sewing and knitting machines down there, along with a TV.

Technically, my whole house could probably be classified as a nerd hole.
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arliss: blue wire?arliss on January 4th, 2009 - 11:49 pm
They're very pretty. And as long as you're stacking stuff on them, they should work very well. I dislike open-ended shelves for books, though, or dvds. And yes, that's mostly what ends on shelves in this house, so we wind up boxing in the sides, or adding an upright end on each shelf. But for stacking? Those are very nice indeed.
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DXMachina: Death Bunniesdxmachina on January 5th, 2009 - 02:50 am
Not meant for books. Although my dad built a similar set (albeit lower the the ground) that we used as book shelves in our original house. I remember that our set of Comptons Encyclopedia was on them. There must've been book ends.
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