Another shelving unit

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Project by DaleMaley posted 02-18-2021 11:03 PM 837 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years ago, I picked up a new hobby, Stained Glass, but never got any shelves to store my accessories.

I have built 3 of these unit for my woodworking shop, so this is the 4th one I have built.

To make the 1/2” deep by 3/8” wide groove for the 1/2” MDF shelf to set in, I set up the Dado blade on the table saw. I use the blue Rockler clamps to hold a sacrificial board, so the dado set does not hit the fence. Works pretty slick once you get it set up.

Seems like I am always running out of storage space, so I will probably be making some more of these :)

For more details, see my woodworking web site.


-- Dale, Illinois,

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#1 posted 02-18-2021 11:18 PM

I have built a lot of these shelves over the years. Like you they are great store a lot and up to recently did not cost a whole lot. One modification I have made to the design, that made them more stable is to move the back 2 2×4 uprights. That is move them from the sides to the back. This greatly reduced the Racking of my shelves. It takes no extra material to do. Dan

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#2 posted 02-19-2021 11:25 PM

RDan, wouldn’t that mean that there would be a gap between the shelves and the wall, equal to the thickness of those 2 2×4 uprights? Maybe have them facing the front?

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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