Ha ha figured out how to get the shelfs to grow

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 08-30-2011 02:04 AM 10633 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

not realy …......but it wuold have been nice if we just cuold water steal
and give it a little manure to grow it….. :-)

remmember the last blog where my daughter laughed at me

but the man who laugh at the end get the best laugh…............right …

so I got the folding ruler to fit them so everything match …

the ruler is fully outfolded on the picture

starts to looking good :-)

I know it ain´t wood related but here is a tip to make it easyer to assample this kind
of shelf units that don´t need screws ,washers and nuts

use a screwdriver to open the hole from the outside at the bottom with a little tap or two
with a rubbermallet

and at the top of the hole from the inside

here you see the tungue that has to be driven thrugh the hole
this one still needs a wack before it goes all the way in

and here how it looks when all fits :-)


by the way …. you can still continue to laugh with my daughter :-(
just descovered I didn´t meassured right when spacing between the shelfs
so the moving box´s wont go in on the shelfs
becourse I forgot the beams wuold be lowered by the tungue´s lenght
so tommorow I can start all over banging them appart and respace

I look forward to see the accidents disapear after this ….. they say they
always come gruoped in three at a time first the water in the basement
now this …..........and the third most be the speedticket from the controll
last week in a the cityzone ….
that brainfart is going to bee very expencive :—((
well have to see what it cost when its arive

have a great safe day foks filled with luck


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 02:12 AM

On the good side, it is really going to look NICE when you are done. But on the other side, I am with Silke smiling (just a little) that you didn’t measure to make sure the moving boxes fit! What a lot of work you have to do over again!! What’s the saying? “Measure twice, pound once??”

(Please forgive me for poking a little fun at you! You know I mean it in good spirit! You can laugh at me on my next mistake!)

I am glad to see you both still smiling. That is what is important. It is really going to be nice and organized when you are done there. I hope you can still find everything!

Take care and give your daughter a hug (and a raise!) :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 02:21 AM

yep that shuoldn´t be a problem Sheila… everything has its own place …..LOL

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 02:21 AM

Hey Dennis,
Now those are some nice shelves. I have similar steel shelves in a storage ocean container. 18” wide in the west side and 12” wide on the east all the way to the ceiling. And where is all the stuff stacked? Right! in the aisle way!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 08-30-2011 02:29 AM

Maybe you should get smaller boxes. Then it will be easier to find the stuff. :)

Seriously, clear plastic boxes are great. I also tape an index card on the outside telling me what is inside. It makes everything easy to find.

That is going to be great to get all of that stuff organized! I am happy for you! :D


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 08-30-2011 02:45 AM

Looks like a wood project to me. That looks to me like wood shelves with metal supports. Nice job on the assembly pointers. Those things are tricky to put together. Those shelves should store all of your “tools” up out of harms way for whatever comes your way.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#6 posted 08-30-2011 03:10 AM

Dennis, remember my rule on assembly… When all else fails, read the instructions! The new shelves look good , strong and a nice color!

-- Don't be at the airport when your ship comes in!

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#7 posted 08-30-2011 03:17 AM

Nice looking shelves. REMEMBER…..Real men DON’T READ instructions ! lol
(Or use Maps)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#8 posted 08-30-2011 03:33 AM

very nice shelves dennis

my advice is to leave them like that

messes never clean up
so leave the boxes as they are

that way the shelves
will always look good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 08-30-2011 03:58 AM

Nice job Dennis. Hope redo turns out as well ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 08-30-2011 04:04 AM

those kinds of things drive me cuckoo!!!! -give me lumber any day -even a log!!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#11 posted 08-30-2011 06:42 AM

It looks like you have a long sorting project ahead.

The shelves looks really nice.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 08-30-2011 10:46 AM

Great Looking Shelves Dennis!!
A few more times, taking them apart and re-constructing them, and you will be an expert… But don’t feel bad… none of us are perfect…
When I first mounted my home-made paper towel holder…Paper towel holder...
I centered it under the cabinet, because I thought it would look balanced…
It looked great, but I couldn’t remove the wooden roller from either side, and I couldn’t add any more paper towels…
As bad as that was, when I made one for Debbie’s old apartment I did the same thing!! LOL
Don’t let it throw you my Friend!!
Sorry to hear about the speeding ticket, Life is too short to be in a hurry!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#13 posted 08-30-2011 02:28 PM

Randy : you better clear that aisle way I think a new load is coming the 24/12 …... LOL

Sheila : clear plasticbox´s is great in speciel in a basement …yes its going to be nice to be
sort of organised again

Shoptinker :
thank you for calling Mdf for wood ….. LOL
having a plane ready for trimming them is very good too …...believe me but don´t ask why I know it

Revieck :
after seeing a finishcarpenter many years ago failed to assample a big Ikea cabinet without reading
the instructions and cuoldn´t dismantle it again ….....he ended up buying a new cabinet
I always look at the confusesion papers ….. :-)

Canadienchips :
and they don´t take backup on the computer …..........but they cry alot .... LOL

David :
LOL …. after you have seen Randy´s you most know …......and as the expert you are
I will consider your advice … since they do look nice and clean …. :-))

Thank you :-)

Christine :
I believe you after this I deffently will focusing on using wood … :-) metal has never been my
material anyway to hard to work with

Ian :
it isn´t so bad ….........if I just could remember what there is in the box´s …..LOL

Mike :
the first one was just one of those we all can do …...... but the second that was
a real bummer .. lol but how is it … it doesn´t matter if you make mistakes as long as you
learn from them and don´t do it again
I say maybee there is a chance after the fith time … LOL
you are right about being hurry is silly
and my only excuse is … it was seven a clock in the morning and the place where the village
sign is placed …. doesn´t make you feelling you are in a cityzone becourse there still is
feilds on both side of you

see you foks have a great day
I´m in the basement ,wacking with a mallet if anybody ask


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#14 posted 08-30-2011 03:34 PM

Rule No. 1…Never force it, get a bigger hammer. That way you won’t break the handle.

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Jim Bertelson

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#15 posted 08-30-2011 04:15 PM

I have a bunch of heavy duty shelving simillar to this, some in the shop, and whole lot in a triangular storage area adjacent to the shop. It takes a little ezperimentation to get the best spacing…for sure. But I have nothing standard size going in them, so nothing was critical. It is older and somewhat sturdier than yours.

At LaConner, I have shelving that looks a lot more like these in my shop there. Seems to me I did a little prebending of tabs and things. I suspect they are about as sturdy as yours are. But the big story is, once you get them up, storage areas are a lot more useful.

Sadly I have no funny stories to tell about them…I’ll depend on you for that..keep up the good work…....(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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