hanging built-in shelves

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Project by Jeremy Osterhouse posted 12-31-2014 06:53 PM 1131 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first commissioned work! Some friends wanted some built-in shelves above the work surface they had put in. This was a lot of work, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. I worked on it in Jan-Feb 2014.

Some highlights
  • First time using SketchUp—it’s easier than it looks!
  • Designing something to be both attractive and structurally sound. It’s constrained on three sides, butts up against the window on three sides, and is hanging on the wall.
  • Learning about scribing, which I did around the wall and ceiling. Caulk makes up for my inexperience, but it was a pretty good first attempt.

At this point, my father-in-law had lent me a DeWalt jobsite table saw and I’d received a 12-in SCMS, which made this project possible. I borrowed a router and assembled the boxes with rabbet and dado joints. The face frames are constructed with a Kreg jig (borrowed) and attached with a combination of pocket holes and glue. The whole thing is painted plywood.

-- Jeremy, N Indiana

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 02:08 AM

Looks great! Congrats on the first commissioned work.

-- I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 02:54 AM

Looks good. Congrats on a job well done.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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