|Project by LoganN||posted 03-27-2015 12:53 PM||1238 views||9 times favorited||7 comments|
I wanted a set of adjustable shelves to set up at art shows and I found plans for this in an old wood working magazine my brother in law had. After the show I decided that it would look great in an empty spot in the house. Everybody loves it, even though it’s so simple.
I made this using some 1×4 pine for the legs, 1” dowels, and some very wormy Spalted Maple I had in the shop. I didn’t even finish them, just left everything raw after a light sanding.
Essentially, the plan called for cutting dowels 1/4” longer than the shelf board, plus the width of both legs. Drill 1” holes using a Forster bit at the height you want the shelves. The width between the dowels should be enough that the legs can lean in and use pressure to hold the shelf boards in place. Cut angles on the feet to allow the halves to stand stable. My only change to this was that I decided to cut the top dowels 1” into the shelf. This gave me a top shelf without a dowel running across, without sacrificing strength. You could probably do the same thing to the bottoms ones.