Many thanks for sharing your numbers @ogosh. Sounds like your project has inspired many Workshop members. Well done!
Loved the progress commentary & photos. Was inspirational.
I purchased that acacia timber length (marked as a shelf), with the hope of cutting a length off to replace a side table top. But I wasn’t sure what the cut edge would look like. Is that what you used for the shelving system? And how did you treat the raw edge?
thx in advance 😊
Thanks for your kind comments,
The acacia panel is designed as a wet area/kitchen benchtop, so is finished on all 6 sides and ready to use as is, my shelves are in a home office so not concerned about waterproof-ness.
However to ensure I only had nice finished edges showing, I had the panel cut strategically as follows.
That way each shelf had at least one finished edge, but 4 (of the 6) had 2 fined edges (all the corner pieces from the original panel) perfect for a bookshelf which goes in a corner where only 2 of the 4 edges are visible.
With the 2 unfinished edge pieces, I put that right down the bottom at ankle height and the other right at the top well above head height, and I don't really see it at all.
Of course you could always get some stain/finish/sealer etc to tidy up any cut edges, but I didn't bother.
What did you cut it with? I have a saw table but it doesn’t have a fine tooth blade on it. And I’m worried I might wreck the timber!
You can mask up the surface with masking tape to prevent scratching and tear out and use a good straight edge and circular saw to rip it and then cross cut or just buy a new finer tooth table saw blade, should be less than $30.00
But I just had my local bunnings store cut it, if they do it smart it’s just 3 cuts which I think is only a $3 or so they often don’t charge either!
Thanks for sharing your creative project with us. It's been really popular with almost 13,000 views.
Did you end up finding a suitable cable management solution? It would be great to hear an update.
Good timing.... I have just moved the desk and will be resetting it all up shortly in a new space and will send an update as soon as that is complete.