Canned Goods Open Shelf Unit (for the shop, of course)

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Project by David Grimes posted 09-12-2011 02:27 AM 2702 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every where I turn lately there are quart cans of paint, stain, clear finishes, etc. I noticed I had a whole 6 inches of space beside the garage door track / opening and the door to the garage. Quart cans are just over four inches deep. Hmmm….

I had drops of 3/4” birch plywood 96” long in various widths less than 12”.
- ripped them to 4 1/2” on TS.
- drew a quick layout to get one 12” tall shelf opening, then three 6” tall openings.
- cut to length with sliding miter saw.
- assembled with TBII and brads.
- thin ripped a poplar 1x drop for three 1/8” strips (Rockler Thin Rip jig and TS).
- mitered the perimeter face and the horizontal shelf pieces (Zona razor saw and aluminum miter box).
- installed them with FastCap 2P-10 and Accelerator (Irwin clamps for just a few minutes each shelf).
- sanded with 150 (by hand with 3M SandBlaster holder).
- filled the brad holes on the sides and top with Timber Mate.
- Painted with Rustoleum Hammered Black (brushed, No primer).

It’s hung and loaded. I think I’ll keep it.

Hey, I had to do something this weekend while I’m waiting for the lathe tools to get here ! ;=)

Thanks for stopping in.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 05:10 AM

Nice storage area. It is nice to have things organized so you can find them when you need them!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 07:23 AM

Nice rack. These kind of items certainly can multiply if not organized. My duplicate stock of the same wood putty, spray paint and glues can attest to that…........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 03:10 PM

Always wonderful with order.
And you seem to use every inch of the shop like me.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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