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  • I absolutely love this shelf, and can't wait to make it :)
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on May 26, 2015

  • I've been looking for hooks like that to do a similar project...where did you find them?
    By jillinsc, on August 7, 2015
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  • This is amazing, what a great starter project for me :)
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on January 26, 2015

  • Can't read cut list to blurry
    By mjpaul4200, on January 26, 2015

  • If you click on the cut list thumbnail it will get larger and you should be able to read just fine.
    By RogueEngineer, on January 28, 2015

  • This seems like an awesome piece to have, and i would love to have it in my room.. But am i mistaken, or wont the the section where the false bottom meets the wall actually be preventing it from Fully opening up.. Because this is supposed to be flush up against the wall correct? Maybe i'm just not looking at it correctly.
    By grantwolter, on February 1, 2015

  • grantwolter: Look at Step 4 to view where the hinge is attached. This set-up will prevent the problem you are concerned about.
    By istuke, on February 2, 2015

  • All great questions. To allow for the recommended 1 1/4 pocket screws - How tick is this wood ?
    By geponu_110547, on February 4, 2015

  • grantwolter: istuke is correct, the hinge point location in fact causes the bottom back corner to swing up and away from the wall. This is good because the hinge is hidden and the side of the shelf seems to butt up against the wall.
    By RogueEngineer, on February 7, 2015

  • geponu_110547: All the wood used has an actual thickness of 3/4".
    By RogueEngineer, on February 7, 2015

  • How far in from the edge should the support arms be placed?
    By spikeb17, on February 9, 2015

  • I can't see the measurements for the location of the friction hinges. Could you please help me out with this? Thank you
    By Pen4956, on February 18, 2015

  • On the "Secret Shelf". A beautiful project with one problem. The small pictures chop off all the important measurements, and the enlargements, which have the measurements, won't print. How about putting all the dimensions on the small pictures so they can be copied?
    By ahorowitz, on February 19, 2015

  • Nice! I can see having these all over my house.
    By yvonneemueller, on February 21, 2015

  • Just looking at the cut list....if you rip 1/8" off of the 10" width, wouldn't that be 9-7/8". Just wondering if that is a typo or the actual length?
    By Mstripling13, on February 22, 2015

  • @spikeb17 The support arms should be placed 1" in from the edge of the top. Sorry I didn't realize I left that off until after I posted this.
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @Pen4956 If you click on the picture it will expand and you should be able to see the measurements. If you would like the printable PDF of these plans head on over to http://rogueengineer.com/diy-secret-shelf-plans/
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @ahorowitz Unfortunately that is one of the limitations of this platform however, if you would like the printable PDF of these plans head on over to http://rogueengineer.com/diy-secret-shelf-plans/
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • thanks @yvonneemueller@gmail.com
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • @Mstripling13 a 1x10 nominal board is actually 3/4" x 9-1/4"
    By Rogue Engineer, on February 26, 2015

  • Cool project . This will be a great present for my Sister.
    By Nicoya77, on March 17, 2015

  • If I wanted to increase the length of this shelf by 10" inches and make it out of maple would the friction hinges still work? Also I am assuming for mounting that I would want to hit 3 studs?
    By Shnake, on October 25, 2017

  • Can you use a different type of friction hinge or does it only have to be the curved friction hinge? Just curious because I’ve read many poor reviews about the curved friction hinge. Thanks.
    By Eagle04, on December 30, 2017
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  • What angle is the jig used to drill holes on angle
    By WillbanksFamily, on January 13, 2015
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  • Consider cutting the bucket down a few inches to get a wider stance on the legs. The way this is configured using the standard bucket, the center of balance on the stool is a bit high, and makes it prone to tipping over easily.
    By murtaugh, on August 15, 2016

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  • The project was simple, but running off 14 pages of instructions, of which 7 were a waste of paper and ink, makes me wonder if it is worth printing any more project plans from this site.
    By rnealhall_87311, on January 18, 2015

  • Really? Why not tell your printer to print one page at a time and then you don't have to print the "useless" pages. You must be a man! Bahahaha!
    By AShanks, on February 29, 2016

  • P.S. This is an awesome plan and I will be printing off the supply list and going to the store today and it will be on my garage wall by tomorrow night!
    By AShanks, on February 29, 2016
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  • These are so cute - I love them! I wish I had a nail gun - perhaps one day I will. :-)
    By Heatheranne, on December 3, 2014

  • Love them! I have been looking for things to nail. Seriously. The Airstrike is amaze!
    By Little Mama Makes, on December 3, 2014

  • Very nice, something quick and great use of left over pieces of cut offs that seem to grow and collect dust.
    By Every Other Day Wood Working, on December 13, 2014

  • I just love everything you create, these little wood Christmas trees are amazing!
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on January 7, 2015

  • These are really cute! I personally would make them thinner for the gift packages but like the wider ones for tree ornaments. I will be making many of these!! You could sure do many things with them like adding to a bowl with other objects, stringing a garland...whatever!! Thanks!
    By McGypsy9, on February 10, 2015

  • Handsomely! We liked!
    By Vladimir, on August 8, 2015

  • on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015
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  • To see the full video tutorial on how to make this project, find me on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/Upcycle-Tutorial
    By Thriftdiving, on December 4, 2014
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