Alice Holttum

furniture maker

These shelves were made from American maple taken from a superfluous worktop in the kitchen; strips of walnut were glued into recesses along the front. The ends were created from laminated maple and walnut glued together with their grains perpendicular for extra strength. The curved patterns were cut out using the bandsaw and drill press.

The vertical and horizontal parts of the brackets were also made of maple while the angled supports were created from laminated layers of scrap wood including mahogany, walnut, sycamore, spalted beech, laburnum and yew. These were turned on the lathe then each end cut at an angle to fit into recesses in the vertical and horizontal parts. This resulted in a very strong heavy-duty bracket for the shelving.‚Äč

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Shelves and brackets