Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
here is my take on the whole thing............Make a rear panel and paint it the same color as the wall so it will disappear.
cThe rear panel will then be dadoed for the entire shelf framework. This will give some support and rigidity to the structure. Then you can the shelf sections using dados, dowels and overlapping and butt joints to conform to the shape
Before you do this, lets get back to the rear panel. It can either be flush mounted and screwed into the wall Or, alternatively, it can be rabbited into the shelf
edges just the thickness of the rear panel which should be 3/4" ply.
Or start with the outside frame at the same time and dado the rear panel so it sits inset to the frame 3/4". the you will have the 3/4" space behind the rear panel to allow for a french cleat.
I think the design is kinda unique and cant wait to see the final photos.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 04-29-2019 at 10:03 PM.