|Project by deusprogrammer||posted 07-11-2011 06:57 AM||1173 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My wife had been bothering me for months to try to build her some shelves with my existing tools. I had a few odd power tools for doing basic house hold repairs, but nothing that could cut any really thick wood. So I went to Lowes originally just intending to buy a circular saw, but once I noticed that buying a decent saw, saw horses, clamps, and what not would cost me over a hundred dollars anyways, I picked up a table saw that was on sale. So I went and bought my lumber which was 5 2X10X8’s and 2 2X4X8’s and cut them to the proper size. Then I used outdoor wood screws to attach pieces of 2X4 to 2 2X10 pieces to make the sides and give me something to mount the shelves on. Then I attached the pieces of 2X10 that would be the actual shelves to the 2X4’s that held the side pieces together. Being my first project it was a little wobbly and cock-eyed. But after a trip to Walmart that same night for a Skil Belt Sander, I managed to fix the wobble. It was sturdy enough to hold up my weight, so I imagine the flowers my wife plans to put on it will be held up just fine. I know it’s not very pretty, but I stained and sealed it. It my was my first project, and I was proud of it.