|Project by Ben Simms||posted 03-01-2012 08:57 PM||3003 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my first finished project in my own shop. I got permission to take some scraped shipping crates and pallets from a local business, tore them apart, knocked out the nails and milled them to 3/4”. I used a homemade panel clamp to edge glue the boards, cut to size and ran dados for all of the shelves. The shelves are spaced 10” on center, to accommodate a standard sized hardback book with a little room to spare. I ended up making the top and bottom separately and added 3/4” splines to hold them together. It is 8-1/4” deep for a low profile. No nails, no screws, just joinery and glue.
I think the wood is yellow pine but I’m not sure? Maybe someone can tell based on the last picture?
I love recycling wood!
-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.