|Project by HalDougherty||posted 09-30-2010 04:29 PM||2461 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My shop and living space is in an old 2 story farm house. It has all the advantages and disadvantages of an old house. One of the disadvantages is a lack of space in the kitchen. It’s been remodeled a few times before I moved in and once after. The cabinets are crappy and aren’t arranged very well. I needed more space so I took some small black walnut boards from my cutoff pile and cut a dado in the back board. Then made a couple of wedges to glue on as shelf supports. It’s only holding a few spice bottles and I’m sure doesn’t need the extra support, but I can’t help overbuilding. I anchored the shelf with 3 wing style anchor bolts. Before I drilled the 3/4” holes I was under the impression the wall was just a sheet of drywall. NOPE, it’s 1” boards with plaster over them. With anchor bolts you could drive an SUV over this shelf and it would hold. One of the drawers was missing when I repainted the cabinets, so I made a new replacement with nice wild cherry board. I couldn’t cover this board with paint so every time I get out a fork I see this beautiful shelf against the white background… One of these days I’m going to have to build a set of cabinets to match my drawer.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com