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Project by Von posted 03-01-2014 02:34 AM 1405 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I spent most of this week remodeling the pantry shelving in the side room just off of our kitchen. We had originally just used an old hand-me-down IKEA-wanna-be type of book shelf for holding our can goods and dried beans/peas. And some pasta. But as with any coupon-snappy and growing family, that scabby shelving just was not up to the task any more. So my dear wife threw some money in my wallet and chased me off to my favorite lumber mill for materials. Guess she wanted some kind of upgrade or something.

I had some help and plenty of supervision during the project. Plenty. And for once the camera was actually on hand for the entire build. I have about 200+ megs of photos, these are just a few of the highlights.

Materials: a few 2”x4” and the rest is 1”x4.” I had to make a 2nd trip to the yard as I was 6 boards short when it came to cover the shelves. But for a whopping total of only $110 I can’t complain. That includes materials and hardware for a coat rack & shelf combo I tossed into the project at the very end. (not pictured but have photos if anyone is interested in some scrap-wood turned coat rack, heh)

I’m not sure if you can spot my funky handled mallet, but I made good use of it on this build. And yes, I have a couple of bruises from smacking myself with it… a few times. I think the hand saw had it’s merry way with my left pointer finger a couple times too. But, no blood on the project, and the supervisor / quality control department hasn’t sent me any nasty memos. So… all’s good I’d say!

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 07:26 PM

Admit it Von, she did the work and now you’re taking the credit. :) Just kidding.

Great job and I bet the wife is plenty pleased.

-- Rule 7 - Always be specific when you lie

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