Living Room Display Shelves #4: Assembly required!

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Blog entry by MarkTheFiddler posted 02-17-2013 02:05 AM 1718 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a bazillion pieces ready to put together. They are stained and have the first coat of poly. I need to cut the shelves and a mountain of interior pieces. If I were more competent, I could cut those now but I want them to fit very tightly for additional structural strength.

I need this entire project done by spring break because I’m redoing the guest bath. I really don’t want this one in the way. Off we go…...

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 02:15 AM

Looking good alot of work going on there. Good luck….

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

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 02:42 AM

That’s a good size stack of parts. Did you write up the assembly instructions while you were manufacturing the pieces? Lol
Keep us up to date on the bathroom remodel on HR when you start it.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 02:50 AM

Here is more or less of an idea how it will look.

All those end pieces that are unstained attach to the backside of the 4 columns. I allowed for a recess. The cabinet grade plywood shelves will sit on them but be disguised by the strecher boards.

Here is the recess idea.

From the front, the stretcher will look like this.

From the back side, The shelf brace and the part that attachs to the upright looks like this.

After the shelves are installed, I attach a snugly fitting piece of wood to; cover the inside corner of each riser, hold the shelf in place and add support (I think ;) ). I probably should have used someone elses plan but this is what I came up with. Every indication tell me it will work fine.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 02:55 AM

Thanks Ken – I need it.

Gary! No hat on Lumberjocks? Good to see you here my friend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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