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Project by misterChips posted 11-03-2019 09:41 PM 2404 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the most challenging project that I’ve done to-date, was ask to build a shelving unit to hold the customers electronic gaming units and also support a 55” flat screen t.v on the top shelf. I also needed to ensure that the 2 middle shelves slid out up to 10 inches. After doing a google search on images for over a month to see what was out there, I did not see anything that really impressed me, so the challenge was on. I was told that it was to be 4’ long 18” wide and 3 to 4 feet tall, and the two middle shelves had to slide forward. due to the size of the photos that show the shelves slid forward I can not post them as they are over 5 MB each. You can go to my facebook page to see the shelves slid forward (rosscarpentry.ca)
I was also ask to ensure that it is to be free standing (can not be attached to a wall) The dims are the following: top shelf is 12” wide two middle shelves are 14” wide and the bottom is 18” wide and they are all 4’ long and 1” thick.
Shelves are ruff cut pine and the only support that keeps every thing up is the two legs in the back, solid wood that is 4”x6” and I have 2 dowls that kept the back support at 23.5” apart so the shelves do not fall off when they are pulled forward. It had taken me months to work out the math in order for this not to fall over with the t.v on the top shelf and the two middle shelves moved forward 10”
Let me know that you think (good or bad) on how I could have done this build different. In the pictures above what looks like a wall, is in fact a sliding door.

Last two pictures are a dry fit with the shelf’s moved forward.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.





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Underdog

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#1 posted 11-04-2019 12:07 PM

There are tons of free apps to resize photos. I use Irfanview.

Nice work on the pullout shelves.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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BusterB

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#2 posted 11-04-2019 02:09 PM

Dang…that’s a lot of gaming consoles. Fine job on the display shelf!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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misterChips

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#3 posted 11-04-2019 03:08 PM



Dang…that s a lot of gaming consoles. Fine job on the display shelf!!!

- BusterB

Thanks, and yes it is a lot of old games, the customer ask that there not be a backing or very little backing to the shelves to kept the air circulation (to disperse the heat) as he has invested a lot of money on the old game consoles.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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misterChips

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#4 posted 11-04-2019 03:09 PM



There are tons of free apps to resize photos. I use Irfanview.

Nice work on the pullout shelves.

- Underdog


thanks for the help and I will try Irfanview.

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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