This morning, rather than exercising or actually studying for school, I went back to the garage to try to knock out the shelf. I was out there for about 45 minutes, and came in at 1:00 pm. I went out at 8:30. So my day was pretty well shot. I’ll hit the books this afternoon, take a test, and hopefully not fail.
Here you can see I’ve got the face frame attached. I like to use dowels to help me keep everything aligned – plus I’m a little cheap, so I don’t want to get a plate joiner or a pocket-hole jig unless I can get it for – well – basically FREE.
Anyway, the face frame is on, and the angled corners are on as well. I couldn’t work out a good way to dowel on the corner pieces, so I used my pin nailer to secure them until the glue dries.
The face frame and trim are mostly wood from an old ammo pallet I picked up at work, after planing it comes it at just under .75”. I did do a little filler work on some nail holes, since the plug cutter I bought seems to just want to burn the wood, even running at 900 RPMs…..... The package said “not more than” 1250. Oh well, i’ll figure it out eventually.
I also installed the strong back – I’m just not sure about hanging this thing – it’s HEAVY, so doing it by myself will be a lot of fun. My wife will probably come out and film it, but as for actually helping…...
I still have to install a bottom cleat under the first shelf, then the back and the molding on the ends. If I want it to really match the cabinets in the rest of the house, I’ll need to add some top molding, but I think that can wait for a bit (maybe indefinitely). I have to figure out how to copy the molding in the house with my Stanley 55, so there will probably be more to follow on that.
As a parting note, I don’t recommend using a propane tank as a bench, a place to set your tools, or as a work support – they tip over pretty easily when they’re empty.
-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???