|Project by BertFlores58||posted 10-05-2010 04:27 AM||1599 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
All works put to a halt when my commander gives an order. All I can do is to obey, otherwise I will grounded. This happened the last 3 weeks when I was ordered by my lovely wife Agnes to make a giant shelve so strong that it must withstand the weight of grade school textbook … lots of them. She is not after how beautiful it will be neither any wood will do … of course money counts…. the only words I hear is better use what are available in the my stocks. A nice challenge .. using recycled pieces.
NO PLANS AND DIMENSIONS. I started by ripping some 2×6 x 4 recycling old jambs and some cut-offs from my office (I just ask these at no cost). I made the post 2×2 then the transverse frames completing the required skeleton of 6 shelve level … All joints were mortise and tenon. The slats to make the top of the shelve were also slats from palettes. I was able to produce slats to cover the 4 shelve then use 3/4 plywood on the topmost part and the second to the top. Complete it with the top cornish moulding and side slats of 1/4×2. Even without glue on the mortise and tenon joints, the shelve turnout to be so strong. A 7 foot 3 inches x 14×40 inches rise like a giant shelve. It can accomodate 300 textbooks.
Actually, I dont have plan to post this project, I did not make pictures during the construction. But this was the event that occupied my time and halted all other projects. Agnes was so happy about it when it was installed in place. Needs 3 person to put it inside the room. Took me 6 days to finish and using only portables.. circular saw, routers for the motises and jointers and most of the time handplaning.