Pine Pantry Cupboard #5: Shelves getting installed

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Blog entry by bandit571 posted 05-31-2017 12:49 AM 874 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Top installed Part 5 of Pine Pantry Cupboard series Part 6: Shelves done, back is started »

Things are moving along now. Managed somehow to clear just enough bench space to cut the first plywood blank into a few shelves. Shelves neede to be about 27-1/2” long, maybe 14” wide. Bottom shelf was done first, as the others will reference off of it.

Had a couple cleats cut to just the right length. Used those to mark the saw cuts. Framing square to connect the dots. That little saw was set to barely cut through the plywood. First one was cut, and installed..

( trying out a camera, to see how it works out..) Screws into the bottom webframe. Clamp to pull things into square. next, I added a couple cleats. I set them so the bottom of the next self is 14” above the bottom shelf…cereal box height.

Two screws into slotted holes, no glue. Framing square to make the lines level, and square to the front.
Next shelf (#2?) needed an extra cleat..

Along the back edge. Glued and screwed in place. Will give me a place to screw the back panel into.

Shelf is screwed down, into the cleat. Clamps are for a thin strip of pine I am gluing to the front edge of the shelf. The board I used to make the thin strip is now a clamping caul.

This is the third self. About all I got out of one panel. Need to make a few more cleats, before it is installed…as for the leftover from the panel..

Seems to be a good place for it. Might replace one of the workmate’s jaws with it.

Got almost as much saw dust on my head as I have hair….time to call it a day. Waiting on a bit of glue to dry, and then make a few more cleats. Stay tuned…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 01:57 PM

MAn, you are gonna be on the Mrs. “good” list when this is finished!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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