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Blog entry by JustaLilJoinery posted 08-11-2013 11:15 PM 1098 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I haven’t gotten any scale work done BUT I do have my bookshelf 3/4 done. It was a gaping hole in my wall from where I moved a closet short (don’t worry I had 3 in a row..Yes, 3 closets 3’ deep and from 3 – 6’ long each! In a row! No deval on the house there) in order to make room for a bigger kitchen on the other side and turned the remainder into the concept of a built in shelf…That was a few years ago…It sat with the materials laid up on the wall since then.

Today, it’s a built in. I have it all dry fit and just need to fashion a trap door for fishing cable in the future. As soon as I’ve completed that once the temperature drops here, I will have it together except for the shelves themselves since I want glass.

Yea! Although it’s not my dream work; it feels good to get somewhere with a long overdue project.
Now to make it 12 times smaller….

-- Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -Hubbard

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 11:24 PM

Instead of putting in a pont for fishing cable, as long as it’s open, drop in a couple of pvc conduits 1 1/2” or 2”. fill those with the legal number of wires allowable, along with Cat5e and TV cable and telephone. Use multiples.

This way you will be capable of an upgrade in just a few hours instead of a few days.
I would advise to add a set of 10gauge wires, black, red, green and white to enhance future enhancements, but I know the small shop is going to move instead.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 12:51 AM

That’s a great idea, thanks!

I have a 1/4 spool of CAT5 that I was going to tuck on it’s own but tossing in some coax and at least some 2 conductor in a small conduit is better than what I was thinking. (telephone is already there)

I might rent out one of my son’s rooms to students in the future so wired net off my router is a great benefit although I can already offer wireless. Can’t beat those speeds though and it’s a straight run upstairs to a slightly damaged RJ11 outlet that lends to easy repair and upgrade.

Thanks – have to run and grab a short run of conduit now..then I can slap this puppy back together!

-- Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -Hubbard

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