Sellers Home Mantle Shelf: Episode 1

Mantle Shelf EP1 KF

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The offset wall shelf requires some clear thinking. Paul begins this project with the prepared wood and the clear layout steps that ensure parallelity and good, tight joinery quickly follows. There are techniques used in stopped housing dadoes that we can adopt as part of our arsenal to keep the project moving forward, ranging from critical thinking to plough planing, routing, and establishing perfect depths to all of the joinery. In this episode, Paul walks you through the steps he has used for decades. The result is good symmetry and strong joinery.


  1. Howard on 24 November 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Hiya again, It,s working now as I write thank you.

  2. Austin Conner on 24 November 2021 at 8:17 pm

    I appreciate the effort of the camera operator who used a rack focus for the marking knife work in the working sequence. Great work from the production crew.

  3. Blaise Garant on 3 December 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Nice project!!

    How come your cherry is so clear? Here (Canada) the one I can find has more of a pink taint.


  4. Larry Geib on 3 December 2021 at 9:03 pm

    It could also be a selection of sapwood, but more likely it is a species difference.

    In Canada and the US the Cherry most often sold is American black Cherry – (prunus serotina.)

    The Cherry used most often Europe and Asia is sweet Cherry, also known as wild Cherry or European cherry. (Prunus Avium)

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