Refrigerator shelves

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Project by Bernie posted 1263 days ago 1427 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have an older refrigerator and my wife was going to order a couple of shelves that were broken. I told her to wait… went down into my shop and made these. They can be removed etc. The ends are 2X4 so I could give them a shape to allow the door clearance. The hook system is luane (any thin plywood will do) for stability and the bottom is 1/2 thick board. I made them 2 years ago and they work great. Wood working in a practical venue… and the wife is happy!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#1 posted 1263 days ago

Thanks for posting. I have the same problem with the refrigerator in the garage. I will have to fix that using your idea.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#2 posted 1263 days ago

That is a good idea, the plastic shelves always break, I bet your wood ones will last longer than the refrigerator.

-- Maureen

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

Good idea and project that will last a long time. I would bet that the replacement shelves would be very pricey. An example of aftermarket parts would be my old ‘77 Ford- a parts manager said someone figured buying the parts over the counter and building the car would cost about $40K. Sticker on mine was about $6200!

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

Wood in the fridge, thats new to me!
Never thought of that.
Well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

thanks for the detail photo i’m going to try this, need 3 of these.

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