Outdoor Shelving Unit

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Project by PhilBello posted 06-28-2015 09:33 PM 1092 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have just finished upgrading an outside area, used for washing and drying, then my Wife kindly pointed out, that we had very little storage space, which resulted in things being tucked where ever there was a handy spot, this was no longer acceptable.

I therefore had to think of something I could assemble quickly, but at the same time, it would survive all weathers, with the exception of wet, as it is in a covered area.

I therefore used 1×6 pine planking, and my old friend pocket holes. The planking I had cut to size at Homecenter, which saved some time, I only had to cut the supports for attaching to the wall, which was one plank ripped in two, also the dividers, once the piece was assembled, the whole build only took an hour, the unit being 1.2m x 75cm.

I then used a tip given to me by a Painter & Decorator, many years ago, I primed the wood using emulsion, something you nearly always have, and cheaper than primer, followed by two coats of gloss. More importantly SWMBO is happy with the finished product.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 12:46 AM


It’s a FUNctional project. The customer is also satisfied. Should last awhile?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 01:00 AM

Hopefully Tom, it is glued, brad nailed and screwed, so it should last!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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