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Blog series by Bermuda_Les updated 02-23-2019 09:21 PM 5 parts 2772 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: All the pieces are gathered...

02-07-2019 01:12 AM by Bermuda_Les | 3 comments »

The wife wants a shelving unit erected in the carport to store all the crap that finds itself hanging around the carport and the backyard. So I went to the local home goods store and purchased the necessary lumber which includes 3 sheets of 3/4” Mahogany ply (cut in half lengthwise), 5 – 8’ Spruce 2×4s, and 5 – 8’ Spruce 1×12s. Here it all is stacked up in the carport, just waiting to be installed this weekend. Stand by…

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Part 2: Shelf Mounts Up

02-08-2019 04:19 PM by Bermuda_Les | 4 comments »

So put up the Shelf Mounts yesterday. The 2” by 4” shelf mounts are anchoured to the wall with tapcon screws directly into the concrete wall. The three shorter mounts on the right will go above a cabinet to house things we don’t want to go “walkies”, at the base of the shelving. However what looked really good in the design drawing, now looks a little small in reality. I’m gonna have a think on this, consult the wife, and maybe have to take those three mo...

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Part 3: Shelf Support time...

02-12-2019 03:36 PM by Bermuda_Les | 2 comments »

Yesterday it was time to make the shelf supports. There are 22 of them, measuring 23” long, 3.5” wide at the back, tapering to 1” at the front. Because there were 22, this was a perfect job for a jig. I first cut 24, 3.5” by 23” supports out of 2, 1” by 12” by 8’ spruce boards. I then built a jig to splay the support at the necessary angle to the saw blade. Then I placed the support into the jig which also serves as a sled for the saw. ...

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Part 4: I could use some support...

02-23-2019 05:33 PM by Bermuda_Les | 0 comments »

So my son painted one side of all the supports, so they could be mounted with the painted side up against the painted upright. Today I began installing the shelf supports. Having measured the shelf locations to miss lights and wall receptacles and provide a variety of heights, I carefully placed the first set of supports on the rightmost upright. Then using two levels, I added other supports, making sure they were level so the shelves will be level left to right as well as front to back. ...

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Part 5: Thank you for your support...

02-23-2019 09:21 PM by Bermuda_Les | 0 comments »

Got all the supports attached that were possible. Only four left to do, but they need to wait until the cabinet is installed and the final height is determined. The last shelf will go flush with the top of the cabinet, and that will determine the height of the last four supports. So for now, this part of the build is done. My son will paint the supports in place, and I will begin working on the shelves themselves. Stay tuned…

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