Storage Shelves from scrap and chance to try out edge banding and new iron

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Project by David Grimes posted 07-20-2011 09:43 AM 1929 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like many of us, I can’t have too much storage in my small shop. I did have quite a bit of 3/4” birch plywood drops that were perfect for making some small shelves.

Add to that the fact that I have a new edge banding iron I need an excuse to try out with some pre-glued red oak 3/4 edge banding.

I have always used either thin rips or screen bead for edge banding in the past.

The iron got hot fast and quickly applied the veneer. I probably spent more time ironing on the first one than necessary. The pre-glued veneer is faster than mitering, gluing and brading… plus there are no nail holes to dress before finishing.

Since I wanted to paint (with spray), I did that first before applying the veneer. I was glad to find that the pre-glued veneer applies just fine to the plywood edges that had a serious coat of paint over-spray on them.

I added the hooks to get a few more things stored.

A super easy, cheap, minimal-skill-required project. These quicky before and after supper projects are some of my favorites just because they don’t lurk about for days or weeks and are instantly useful.

Thanks for stopping in.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 09:50 AM

Nice, always good to have more storage.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 11:52 AM

I have similar one as yours but its unpainted… also you gave me idea to add hooks under shelf. Thanks!

-- Grant Laird Jr - Garland, Texas

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 03:06 PM

Thats a neat idea.

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 03:24 PM

I did a lot of edge banding with a old iron, tempature is the key to glue melting just right.

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 04:04 PM

Nice. Keeps stuff off the floor and out of your way. Then when you need it – Bingo.
There it is (presumably haha).

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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