Box Shelf

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Project by Nighthawk posted 01-13-2012 01:07 PM 1487 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We upgraded our microwave oven and gave the old one to a friends kid who is going out flatting. The new oven is one of those convection microwave oven things which does grill and microwave (I think) any-hoe…It also ment we do not need the small grll oven any more either. ( you can see in one of the pics a small grill oven and a microwave on a shelf behind the island.

Problem, the new microwave is a lot deeper (a good 60mm … erm that is ummmm carry the one 2 1/2 inches i think) so it does not fit on the shelf. No problem it is temporary on the island and will eventually (when I get round to under the island on a shelf in the spare bay we have.

Now that leaves a ugly gap and the bars from the floating shelf and no tiles… being the cheap kiwi I am it was cheaper to build a box shelf than buying new tiles, as it was done from scrap cut off’s.

Solution make box shelf to hold all the breakfast stuff, bread and eggs… this keeps the bench space, that we gained from getting rid of the old grill oven… and I become a hero, and get brownie points to allow me to buy another tool… :-)

Just a simple box, butt joins and made of Pine. Has a Rimu back to give colour contrast. Funny thing is that the Rimu bit I found was not quite big enough to fit the rabbet slot so I ended up put scotia battens on the back as well to hide the fact, but it looks like it is part of it… lol

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 05:04 PM

Great way to solve such emptiness issue! My question is: What tool do you plan to buy, Mr Hero? Just kidding. Thanks for sharing this great idea.



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#2 posted 01-13-2012 07:08 PM

Good idea well done.

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