|Project by bdresch||posted 05-12-2014 02:11 AM||1468 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I wanted to share my first big project after trying to get into woodworking this year. I bought a table saw and router early in the year and the first thing my wife wanted was shelving. Shelving was easy I said. Then came the pictures from Pinterest of shoe shelves with tons and tons of pockets. I still said easy, not really knowing what I was getting myself into.
It was a good experience. I had never used a dado blade, so that was fun. I got to build a crosscut sled, which was also fun. I even got to buy Harbor Freight out of every last one of their 6” bar clamps.
I learned some lessons too. After a horrible battle during the glue-up of the first shorter shelving unit, I learned that dados don’t need to be tight. I learned that the open time of Titebond is something that needs to be watched. I also learned that I should never give my wife time estimates on projects because they will always take 4x as long as I think.
The specs on the shelves are this. 5X sheets of 1/2” birch plywood. 4 coats of amber shellac wiped on. It was a fun first project.