Gothic Wall Shelf

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

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Gothic Wall Shelf

This month’s project was inspired by an antique Gothic-style niche shelf. The Aspire project is similar to the original in several ways, but redesigned to be a bit smaller. I call this one the “Petit Gothique” which means “small Gothic” in French. The back has two keyhole slots created with the Vectric Keyhole Toolpath Gadget. This makes a convenient method to securely hang the shelf unit on your wall.

The finished dimensions of this project are approximately 10.65 " W x 19.5 " T x 6.875 " D.

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