a 21st century bench with engineered wood #7: shelving !

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Blog entry by metolius posted 09-26-2020 06:53 PM 359 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: tasks of intermission Part 7 of a 21st century bench with engineered wood series Part 8: vise fitting preparation »

Shelving !

The shelving is laminated from plywood scraps that were cut into 1.12” strips, turned 90% and glued back together. The sequences of glue/clamp/wait were numbing the mind.

The shelf on the top rails is made to so that it easily slides left or right, so that its conveniently not in the way. Its in the spirit of an under the benchtop drawer without being a drawer. The sliding surfaces are 1/2” hickory re-sawed from a 4/4 board and with one piece glued to the end, and another into a rabbet. The rabbet was hogged out at the table saw and cleaned up by hand.

The bottom shelf is six 10” wide laminated boards that are ship lapped.

They sit on a support made of 4/4 hickory that is glued and screwed to the bottom rails.

This snapshot is of the bench right-side-down, receiving the shelf supports.

To continue, its time to commit to decisions on vises so that the bench top may progress.

-- derek / oregon

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 01:49 AM

Looks sturdy, great idea on the sliding shelf.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 04:05 PM

Thank you for the comment.

I provided some jointing work of the vise chops to the bench frame yesterday, and all stood still and firm.

-- derek / oregon

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