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Blog series by BJODay updated 12-21-2016 02:39 AM 5 parts 4479 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Floating shelves

12-07-2016 02:01 AM by BJODay | 1 comment »

My niece is remodeling her kitchen. She is on a tight budget. She wanted to use floating shelves instead of upper cabinets. The idea is to not have and supports visible on the finished shelf. Her Dad did some research and found a method where metal rods are used to hold the weight. This looked like it would work but could be troublesome to line everything up with tight fitting holes. We decided to use 3/8” threaded rod. We bolted the rods to some solid backing between the studs, (...

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Part 2: Installed

12-08-2016 03:27 AM by BJODay | 1 comment »

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 i...

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Part 3: Trimmed

12-15-2016 02:18 AM by BJODay | 0 comments »

I got a chance to put the final trim on the shelves. The trim is a simple 3/4” x 2” pine board with 3/8” radius bullnose. It is painted to match the lower cabinets. Here is the right side of the sink. The trim is tacked on with a brad nailer. I would rather glue them w/o nails, but if there is a problem, we want to be able to pull the trim off to access the mounting bolts. As it is, I couldn’t nail the trim on the right side so I had to glue those pieces on. ...

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Part 4: Using remnants

12-19-2016 03:14 AM by BJODay | 2 comments »

My neice is using a butcher block countertop she purchased from Menards, (a midwest based big box bldg supply).I took some of the cut-offs and thought I would make cutting boards from them. I’ve never made cutting boards before. These scrap pieces are sanded on two sides so it saves a bit of preliminary work. I cut up the first piece of scrap and laid it out. I flipped every other piece to offset the natural bend. I used Tite-bond III. I have enough clamps but apparently ...

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Part 5: Glued up

12-21-2016 02:39 AM by BJODay | 0 comments »

The first attempt at a cutting board has been glued up. It worked out okay. You can see it is pretty flat from the following picture. On the next one, I’ll offset the blocks so they do not line up. I’m too chicken to plane this piece. I’ll try the drum sander and see how that works. More to follow,BJ

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