Collapsible wooden Shelves

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Project by BadDavid posted 11-05-2012 09:24 PM 2376 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter moves a lot and needed shelves that could survive a lot of moves. They are made from #2 pine (12” and 10” boards). With a gun stock stain. Two coats on the verticals to set them apart. I would recommend making a template. I made a template and the second set of shelves took me a whole less amount of time.
I used a 3/8 flush bit for the slots. I tried to do them free hand but kept going off the line.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 09:33 PM

Interesting design David ,good job.


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#2 posted 11-05-2012 11:20 PM

Contemplating a similar build for my daughter…

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 01:39 AM

Sweet! A very clean looking design and so simple!! Thanks for sharing!!

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#4 posted 11-06-2012 02:23 AM

Nice design. Do they just lean against a wall or will they stand on their own as well? I am looking for ideas for shelves for craft fairs, but they would need to stand on their own.

Welcome to LumberJocks, glad to see another local person.


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#5 posted 11-06-2012 03:38 AM

Hey thank you, they are designed to lean on the wall. From the front edge of the bottoms I measured back 2inches then cut a 5degree angle. In my shop they do seem to stand up on their own (even with the 5degree cuts) but if you need free standing may I suggest build out the feet with some kickers?

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 04:32 AM

Nice work sir.

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