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As I gain confidence in my skills, I wanted to build sliding shelves in the kitchen to create a baking station.
I looked online at shelf kits and they all looked rather flimsy. So I surfed the web and found a nice set of plans.

The joinery is simple butt joints. I contemplated using a dado for the bottom of the shelves, but wasn’t quite up for that yet.
The sides, front and backs are made of maple and the bottom is birch plywood. I am not happy with the wood plugs on the top shelf as they are too much for that size of a shelf. I plan on taking them out and replacing them with smaller, flush plugs. The wood is finished with two coats of clear lacquer.

What I learned – That the wall cabinet is not square to the floor. That the floor is not square to the wall and the wall is square to NOTHING!!! -that shims are nifty – that I want to learn more about joinery

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.





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rdjack21

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#1 posted 672 days ago

Nice I really need to make some of those myself.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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redbaronstoys

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#2 posted 672 days ago

Nice job on these. I have been meaning to do these too. Just need to build that confidence of mine.

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Grandpa

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#3 posted 672 days ago

In a house, nothing is square. Each contractor leaves it for the next guy to repair. Can you just sand the plugs off instead of removing them? I would have glued them in and would probably tear the drawer up taking them out. just a thought. These look good and they are a great place to start.

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Sandra

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#4 posted 671 days ago

Grandpa – thanks for the suggestion. Yes I did glue them so sanding would be a better idea.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 671 days ago

Your project is neatly done!

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 670 days ago

Sandra,

Would like to have seen more pics. Appears to match the bath room? A suggestion? Have some fun and practice making different types of joinery. Then when you want to make a carus or support structure it will be more of a second nature?

Another issue is power tools or hand tools. Different methods for joinery. Buy the very best chisels you can afford to buy, and keep them protected and sharp..A mistake I have corrected. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 670 days ago

FYI,

I have a few books on Japanese Joinery!

If your interested check out Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=joinery&sprefix=joinery%2Caps%2C266

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sandra

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#8 posted 669 days ago

Thanks for the link. I just ordered the Joint Book last night. I’m going to post more pictures of the shelves this week, and provide the link for the plans I used.

Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 668 days ago

Best of luck , enjoy the ride! I sure would like a spell checker on this site. LOL!

not carus…carcus… or the box whic is seperate from the frame.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sandra

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#10 posted 528 days ago

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/step/0,,709890,00.html

Just saw a post of an LJ asking about these shelves. Wanted to source the plans of my project.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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