Canadian Woodworking

Book/curio shelf

Book/curio shelf

Maker: Troy Chelsberg

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

I’m passionate about giving castoffs new life. This shelf is made from a discarded pile of survey sticks and wood left in a field to rot, plus some maple veneer shelving rescued from another garbage pile. This junk – this garbage – has life again. Hopefully it’ll continue to live. The wood is either pine or spruce and maple veneer plywood. Joinery is mortise and tenon, rabbet and dado. The unit measures 10″D x 22″W x 44″H. It’s finished with several coats of linseed oil. I’ve added a hidden compartment just because it’s cool.

Submitted: July 2021

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