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Old 07-06-2015, 12:07 AM   #1
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I've seen this called an "Alf" shelf in other postings; the addition of a shelf over the entrance/exit door. This is my version. I wanted to maximize the depth and make it somewhat transparent so I could see all the misc. things I plan to keep there, car keys, wallet, phone, contact lenses, glasses... It's hard to see but the shelf has a graceful bow to it. Turned out well.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:50 AM   #2
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Beautifully done--thanks for sharing~
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I think I might make one of these out of plexiglass...........
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I've seen this called an "Alf" shelf in other postings; the addition of a shelf over the entrance/exit door. This is my version. I wanted to maximize the depth and make it somewhat transparent so I could see all the misc. things I plan to keep there, car keys, wallet, phone, contact lenses, glasses... It's hard to see but the shelf has a graceful bow to it. Turned out well.
Very nice and a great idea being able to see what 's up there ! Pat
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:41 AM   #5
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Hi: pkgman51...Aw shucks!!! That's how I envisioned it to look!!! You did it. Alf
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:18 AM   #6
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I've seen this called an "Alf" shelf in other postings; the addition of a shelf over the entrance/exit door. This is my version. I wanted to maximize the depth and make it somewhat transparent so I could see all the misc. things I plan to keep there, car keys, wallet, phone, contact lenses, glasses... It's hard to see but the shelf has a graceful bow to it. Turned out well.
Would you please share where did you get the material from and how did you anchor the railing to the overhead shelf. Thank you.

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Would you please share where did you get the material from and how did you anchor the railing to the overhead shelf. Thank you.

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Hi: Tonny LR... For mine in both our 5.0 and 5.0TA I ended up using oak crown molding. Satin varathane matched well to the panel board. I simply screwed the crown to a narrow piece of oak board "L" shaped and screwed it into the top ends of each side panel of the screen door frame. All materials from the cut bin at a local Trim & Door store not a big box store. Very sturdy and functional. Not quite as decorative as pkgman51's though. Alf
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Escape artist,
Nice crown molding shelf. I may build the same kind of shelf from moldings left over from previous project. Thank you for sharing.

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Tony LR: The base and railing are 1/2" oak. I made a bow cut on them such the center of the shelf is 3" wide and the ends are 2" wide. Then I stuck the two together with carpet tape and drilled about 40 5/16" holes. I put the dowels in the rail then pressed the assembley into the base. I added blocks on the ends to fit between the cabinets and the door, and added strips to fill the gap along the width of the door. It fit real tight. Finally, there are screws into the shelf through the ends of the cabinets into the base and rail. It's solid. Thanks for asking.
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pkgman51,
Thank you for your detailed construction scheme. You built a beautiful over the door shelf.

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