I was hoping I’d be finished by now, but as usual, something always gets in the way. Anyways, over the past two days I’ve managed to cut all the pieces and started on the rabbets and dadoes for all the shelves and vertical supports.
Here are the 5 14”x93” walls that make up the closet and the edge guide I made to mark a 14” line on all of them. I actually cut them 2 deep to make it quicker and used a home made edge guide for a circular saw.
Next up came cutting the vertical supports for the corner shelving. They vary in height(21 1/4, 19, 12,12,13,12 1/4) with an additional 1/4” on the top and bottom to sit in 1/4” dadoes on each shelf.
Then came cutting 7 L shaped shelves. This is where I contemplated the best approach to make these, and decided to go with jigsawing them to get the most efficient use of the wood and could free hand all the cuts with very good results thanks to my new Bosch J365, http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2553
Then I routed a 3/8” rabbet on the top and bottom shelf for support.
Here is the matching 3/8” dadoes on the top and bottom of the side walls, using an edge guide.
I’ve started to route the full 3/4”x3/8” dadoes for each shelf (5 not including the top and bottom), but haven’t finished. Its new years eve so I wanted to stop early. I made a quick routing jig guide using a brad nailer and some scrap maple which I plan on reclaiming after this project.
I used scrap plywood in the dadoes to keep the two walls aligned as I routed them together going up.
And thats where I stopped for the day.
Depending on how I feel tomorrow ;) I will hopefully be able to finish the middle closet and start the glue up.
Thanks for looking.
Have a Happy New Years!
-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN