Kite Shelving

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Project by maeks84 posted 11-18-2009 07:16 PM 1246 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I’m considering my first project. I decided a better place to store my kites was needed. I ended up making some shelves and a french cleat system. Shown in the Sketchup diagram is the rod holder I made later from some leftovers. To keep it from sliding away from the shelves I simply stapled some fiberboard to the bottom of it and slid it under the shelves.

It’s all made from some cedar that we had milled and yellow pine from a barn we had blow down. I was going to dado the shelves in, but after I had planed them down to thickness I discovered that the planer hadn’t been set quite right and made one side thicker than the other. So I simply screwed them into the sides. I was worried that everything wouldn’t fit together quite right and square, but in the end it all ended up just about perfect. I was quite happy at that. It is all finished with a semi-gloss polyurethane.

The shelves are about 10 1/2” deep, 4’ 9” wide, and 5’ 2” tall with 11” between each shelf.

I’m sharing the SketchUp plans here. Feel free to use it as a base for any of your own plans.

Only problem is that I can’t find any boxes that fit right on the shelves to hold the shorter stuff. I guess I’ll just have to make them sometime!


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#1 posted 11-19-2009 12:19 AM

Nice shelf.

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#2 posted 11-19-2009 08:17 PM

@ DaveR
Wow! I didn’t realize those things stayed around and I had never noticed the reverse faces command. My fix was just to paint them white. A quick Google search with the proper terminology located the commands for me. I had been having some troubles off and on with SketchUp crashing, so maybe this will help. Many, many thanks for that comment.


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#3 posted 11-19-2009 08:29 PM

Dave now your just showing off LOL…......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 11-19-2009 08:33 PM

By the title I thought it was going to be flying shelves. Great job.

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 08:40 PM

You to good at this SU milarky dave mabe you should start teaching through the LJ’s Emag once a month

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