|Project by Sandra||posted 09-20-2012 01:22 AM||2040 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
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.