|Project by Sandra||posted 09-20-2012 01:09 AM||6180 views||16 times favorited||25 comments|
As a beginning woodworker, this was a bit of a challenge. While I’ve made a few simple items following plans, I had to “plan” these shelves around the specific use, and the dimensions of the wall. We are renovating our basement and needed more storage in the garage to accommodate the basement ‘stuff.’
My neigbhour had built similar shelves last year, so I took pictures, then did a lot of ‘figuring’. I wanted the bottom shelf in one section to be high enough to accommodate golf bags.
My biggest challenge was which how to notch out the wood to accommodate the foundation wall. I opted for my jigsaw and it worked well. The other challenge was going into the hardware store and convincing the guy that I did NOT need 3 1/2 inch screws to put 2×4s together, and that I did NOT want to use plywood on these shelves.
What I learned – that I really really love my compound miter saw and my Fat Max level.
That the clip on my apron for the measuring tape is garbage, and I really need to find a better system to carry around my measuring tape, pencil and screws.
-that using a cardboard template to make sure the screws are spaced evenly just might be over the top.
-that when I grow up, I want to be a carpenter.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.