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Closet shelves for my granddaughter

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-04-2012 10:47 PM 1074 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our 12 yr old grand daughter asked me last night if I could build here a set of shelves for each side of her closet. She wanted them to be no more that 4 ft high and she drew out the spacing and the width of the shelves. Se said if I make it, she’ll paint it. So today I whipped up one set that I’ll take over there to make sure it fits .
I think she is going to paint it hot pink or something like that!!
If that works out, I’ll make another later in the week.

It has pine 1×10’s on the sides and the 5/8 plywood shelves are set in dados and nailed and glued in place. i had to buy the pine and all the rest was scraps from the barn.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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SPalm

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#1 posted 09-04-2012 11:31 PM

That’s nice.
Hot pink would be sweet. Little girls, gotta love’em.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Roger

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#2 posted 09-04-2012 11:35 PM

They should look gr8 in hot pink. Nice shelves Jim/Gramps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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pickpapa

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 12:42 AM

Jim, you have to be one if not the busiest LJ’s on this site. I can’t turn around twice sometimes and you have something else posted. Must be great to love woodworking and be able to do it all the time. I do it every day, but that’s just my job. The stuff I love to do gets crammed into some short weekend hours.

I can literally see the placement of these units as I have had similar ones to build for clients. A great way to add storage without stealing room from the opening. Would love to see the pics after she paints them.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-05-2012 12:51 AM

Nice set of Shelves…

COOL solution… Good job…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 01:18 AM

Great shelves Jim but stop using up that plywood. Your granddaughter will love them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 09-05-2012 01:18 AM

Great job as always. Sure it makes you feel real special to have family members that can turn to you when a wood working project is needed. I too would love to see the finish project so maybe you can post that later on.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 01:29 AM

Thanks for the nice comments, guys. I just took the unit over and it would not fit. The back wall has a bow about 2 ft up and it is a press fit at best. So, tomorrow, I will remove 1/8” off one entire side!!!!!!!!!!! what a treat that will be. I guess I just design too close for fit- it wss made 1/8” under the width.. The next one will have 1/4” clearance going in!!
G’day, Bob. I still have a ton of it!!

...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 09-05-2012 02:35 AM

That’s what grand parents are there for Jim. Well done buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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harry1

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#9 posted 09-05-2012 11:34 AM

Nice shelves Jim. My granddaughter and grandson are now grown up and I’m waiting for great-grandchildren so that I can start all over again.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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mafe

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#10 posted 09-05-2012 12:04 PM

Lovely Jim, you are one good man.
There is one lucky granddaughter!
Ohhh yes, pink is it.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-05-2012 04:13 PM

After I finish the cleanup, I’ll see if it will fit now with 1/8 removed!! Great to have 12” height on the Grizz.
............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AJswoodshop

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#12 posted 09-05-2012 04:20 PM

Looks great Jim, I am making a shelf like that for my mom. I’ll send you a photo when it’s all done. The fact the you used dado joints, instead of just butting them to the sides, really makes it look great. Wish I had a big bandsaw like that, the fact the you can raise the guard really high is awesome. A barn is a great place to get wood. One time I got a bunch of old pieces of walnut out of a barn. A barn is a woodworkers paradise!

Keep up the good work buddy!

AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#13 posted 09-05-2012 06:32 PM

I’m sure she’‘ll love it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 09-05-2012 09:32 PM

Hi AJ. I took it over today and it was tight, but I got it in. I thought a lot about how I was going to take 1/8” off that unit and then I remembered it was 11” and my bandsaw went to 12”. I love that saw!!!!!!!!!
..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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AJswoodshop

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#15 posted 09-05-2012 09:42 PM

Ha! That’s happened to me before to. You did a great job on it.
Keep up the good work Jim!
AJ

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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