Kitchen shelves #2: Installed

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 12-08-2016 03:27 AM 985 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Floating shelves Part 2 of Kitchen shelves series Part 3: Trimmed »

I got a few hours today so I ran out to my niece’s house to install the shelves.

In this picture, the top shelf is installed. The middle shelf is set on the threaded rods so I can mark where to drill the holes. I drill the holes over-sized to give me a little wiggle room. I’m trying to align them and keep them level.

I made some large rectangular washers to cover the oversized holes. Some of the holes ended up being wide slots.

The right side shelves are all in place.

Here are the shelves to the left of the sink. I installed the right-hand side first, then the shorter left-hand side. I had trouble with the middle shelves. I needed to coax the left-hand side over to meet the right-hand side. My coaxing tool could just fit between the shelf and the vent hood but I couldn’t get a good swing. Coaxing tools only work well if you can swing them hard. I had to pull it out and shave a bit of wood off of the interlocking blocks. Then, no coaxing was needed.

Here is the view from across the room.

Her kitchen also had a cubby hole shelf. The old one was 1/4” ply nailed to the studs inside the wall. It was stained a dark color, had one non-adjustable shelf and it was crooked as hell. We pulled to old stuff out and I made a box cabinet to install in the hole. Two adjustable shelves. I made the shelves 1/2” ply. If they sag, I will remake them out of 3/4” ply.

Hey there is my orange coaxing tool on the cubby shelf.

I’ll post pics after trimming the shelves.


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#1 posted 12-08-2016 05:24 PM

as i stated in your previous post

this is a great way to do these shelves
lots of innovative ideas
for adjustment and ‘tweaking’

don’t understand why i am the only one here commenting

they look great !

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