Kitchen shelves

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Project by gepatino posted 03-12-2013 04:17 PM 1989 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project finished this weekend: we need some storage space in the kitchen, and made this shelves with osb veneered with cedrillo (I couldn’t find an accurate translation). It’s a nice but not so expensive wood from here, Argentina.

Since I don’t have a table saw yet, I’ve asked the board cut in 1 feet wide planks, then cut to lenght with a jigsaw and used screws and some plastic 90 angles to join the boards.

They said this would be enough, but it wobbles a bit so I’ll probably add some thin plywood at the back to make it more stable.

After reading it so many times here and there, I meassured twice and cut once. It works great, I only had a difference of less than a milimiter, but I can live with that provided that I only have a jigsaw so far.

The only tricky part was to trim the remainder of the edge banding with a cutter. Should I use a handplane the next time? The grain in the edge banding was mainly oblique to the horizontal plane, so I had to be very carefull when cutting to avoid going against the grain (as it happened a couple of times).


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#1 posted 03-12-2013 04:29 PM

Looks like a perfect project, congratulations!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 04:37 PM

Thanks MasterSergeant!

Btw, I loved your Motor Pool, I’ll have to build some cars for the kids.


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#3 posted 03-12-2013 05:24 PM

Great work especially with no table saw. Way to go! It looks great and should serve you well.

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

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 07:04 PM

Very nice shelves, congratulations. Very striking grain of cedrillo on the sides.
What is finished, shellac or some type of varnish?
To cut the excess edge banding you can with the edge of a flat file (look to have an edge and a non-file), or with the handplane but always careful to go in with the grain, then it finish with sand paper and wooden block for support.

Quedó muy linda la estantería, felicitaciones. Muy llamativa la veta del cedrillo en los laterales.
¿Con qué está terminada, goma laca o algún tipo de barniz?
Para cortar el excedente de tapacanto podés pobrar con el borde de una lima plana (fijate que tienen un borde que lima y otro que no), o también con el cepillo de mano pero siempre con cuidado de ir a favor de la veta; después lo terminás con lija con taco de madera como soporte.

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 07:20 PM

The finish is lasur after some sanding with 220 grit paper.
I couldn’t find a translation for lasur, it’s like a varnish or laquer but instead of creating a sealed layer, it penetrates the wood and it’s said the wood can still breath, loose moisture.
In this case I’ve used it because I’ve already had it, but it’s mainly used in decks and aoutdoor furniture.

Marpintero: I’m to lazy to write in both languages, so choose english so everyone else could understand.



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#6 posted 03-14-2013 04:40 PM

Great job on creating such beautiful and useful project for the home. Like the beautiful wood and finish.

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