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Recently I was asked if I was interested in making a shelving unit for a coworker. She has a son that is big into movies, and she needed him to keep his DVD collection nice and organized. She didn't have a large budget, so she came to me to design her something that fit her dimensions. She said it should be no higher than 64", and no wider than 18". Also, it had to have seven shelves. Well, I went to Menards and saw that aspen pine was on sale, so I told her the cost would be $40, and I charged her with $80 overall.

This is how far along I am after two evenings and one Saturday in the garage in my shop:

Here it is again with a frontal view:

I'll have more as this project develops. Wait until you see what I have in store for the outer sides of this shelf.

2/12/10 Update

OK, here I have woodburned in movie titles on the left side of the DVD shelf. The movies are 300, Star Wars, Alien vs. Predator, Punisher, Uncle Buck, Batman Begins, and Avatar.

2/15/10 Update

OK, here is the other side, all woodburned with more movie titles. The Jurassic Park one was the most labor-intensive, but I love the look of how it turned out. The Lord of the Rings one was detailed too, but again it turned out great. I think I like this side better than the first side. Tough to really pick, but what the heck, it was fun!

2/18/10 Update

OK, this project is finally done. I put the last coat of finish on it last night, and then brought it in to work today. I put it in our photo studio and took the best shots i could of it. I hope I did it justice. Here you go:

This is one side of it which I showed you all a while back. The movies are: 300, Star Wars, Alien vs. Predator, Punisher, Uncle Buck, Batman, and Avatar.

This next shot is of the DVD shelf front on.

And finally, here is the other side, after staining and finishing:

These movies are Lord of the Rings, X-Men, Jurassic Park, Futurama, Superman, Indiana Jones, and Star Trek. Why Futurama? I guess her son is a big fan. Also, below is a shot of both sides put together. I figured why not, I have Photoshop at my disposal, and who wants to scroll up and down to see each side? This way you get to see both sides at once.

Oh, this last shot is for James Waller. He wanted to see it filled with movies. This is my entire collection, and it still didn't fill it to capacity. If you look below on the bottom shelf, you can see there is room for a few more.

I'm really thinking now that I should add movie titles to my own shelf in the background. I have the room for it, and I got jealous that I was selling this one to my coworker. We'll see... it's a long winter ahead. lol

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Comment by Rosemarie Wood on March 19, 2010 at 4:23pm
Nice job, great art work!
Comment by Don Grubish on March 15, 2010 at 10:35pm
everything is pocket hole. I won't do it any other way.
Comment by Bill Tesh on March 15, 2010 at 9:34pm
Are the shelves dado or pocket hole? I can not tell from the pics.
Comment by Don Grubish on March 15, 2010 at 7:55pm
The one that took the longest to burn was Jurassic Park.
Comment by Michael DeCaluwe on March 15, 2010 at 5:10pm
Very nicely done. Lord of the Rings about 40 daughter is jealous, of your work, she has me beat on the LotR count.
Comment by Don Grubish on February 28, 2010 at 9:36am
I output the logos from work and then traced them onto the project.
Comment by Michelle on February 28, 2010 at 9:08am
Great job on the entire project, it looks great! The woodburning is very impressive! Did you use patterns of some type or are you just a great artist too?
Comment by Gene Maiorano on February 21, 2010 at 12:04pm
Nice woodwork and REALLY nice woodburning decorations...worth the time it must have taken ! ! !
Comment by KregRep on February 20, 2010 at 3:35pm
"Woodburning Made Easy" by Don Grubish ;)
Comment by Don Grubish on February 20, 2010 at 11:25am
I once posted how I do my woodburning. Look at my blog posts and you'll find it. It's relatively easy after I show you. It's all traced, but the effect is still cool! Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! I'll stay posted daily, but right now I'm in London visiting my younger brother. I'll raise a pint to you all!

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