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Project by nailbanger2 posted 06-19-2011 03:26 PM 1669 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The problem? Pic #2 ! We go to BJ’s wholesale club to cut down on costs, and all they sell are large quantity items. We have to store them somewhere, and don’t have that somewhere available. In the laundry they go! Of course, everything gets in the way, and a real hassle to clean as well. LOML showed me an ad for a cheapo shelving unit that was a little above the metal shelves they sell for sheds and whatnot, I said “don’t do it”, I was already finished with this unit at the time, just had to stain and poly. Pic #3 is when I brought this in about an hour later. Nothing fancy about the joinery, except I didn’t make a stopped dado for the base shelf, instead I made a “tooth” or whatever to fill the dado. The base is glued with titebond, and pocket hole screws for the back. I went a little overkill on them, but this unit carries a lot of weight. The woods are Ebonized Poplar, with the sides made from domestic Maple Plywood. All the material came from other jobs, so the final cost was the Minwax stain, Polycrilic, and the wheels. Oh, didn’t I mention this is sitting on 4 casters? It was absolutely imperative for it to be able to move for cleaning purposes. I bought one of those HF dolly’s for 7.99 or something and took the casters off, reattached to the bottom , and left 3/8” space so it rolls nicely. Of course, Oreo, in Pic #1, thinks I should be able to do something about the noise it makes while rolling. You can’t please everyone. Size is 48” high, 27”wide and 16” deep. Hope you enjoy this piece of utilitarian furniture.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#1 posted 06-19-2011 04:32 PM

well done, should help.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 06-19-2011 06:35 PM

Thanks, Ken. Happy Father’s day to you.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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