Fretwork Wall Shelf
This simple, yet attractive, project is a great opportunity to spend some time building your skills at the scroll saw.
Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from the typical woodworking routine and do something different. And this scroll saw project does just that.The intricate cuts and change of pace can be very relaxing. But, you also want to end up with something you can be proud of — something a little out of the ordinary that can be displayed. The shelf you see here fits the bill in every way. It’s simply a mirrored frame wrapped with a pair of shelves and uprights. Of course, what really makes this project stand out is the fretwork. It may look daunting at first, but you’ll find out that cutting fretwork doesn’t take much time, and it’s simple to create decorative motifs. This plan will take you step-by-step through the procedure and patterns used for making it.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 36 full-color photos and illustrations
- Full scale patterns for the fretwork
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.