|Project by Sandra||posted 10-31-2012 10:03 PM||1203 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
Now that I have a designated area for my crafts (still working on a designated area for ww) I wanted to build a wrapping station. The last picture is from the Pottery Barn which triggered the idea.
I built the frame out of 1×4 pine. For the first time, I tried my hand at dados (sort of), using my palm router.
The original design I tried had the side pieces extending past the top like the Pottery Barn one, but I didn’t like the look of it and ended up cutting them off just beyond the dado that houses the top of the frame.
I also rounded over the length of the shelves with the intention of stopping the dado before the front edge. I wasn’t pleased with the look, so ended up flipping the shelves over and keeping the square edges showing.
The dadoes for the dowels took a bit of thought. I ended up using my angle tool and cutting a block of wood to the angle I wanted and used it as a guide for my palm router. Only after I did all 12 of them did I realize I hadn’t done them deep enough so I had to go back and do them again. Note to self: NEVER remove a clamp until I’m sure.
I used 1/4 inch ply for the back. I needed something to keep it sturdy as the whole thing is mounted on one stud. I used three 3 inch screws along the centre without any problem.
The entire unit measures 48” by 37”. I’m pleased with what I learned doing this project, but in hindsight would have changed several things to make it smaller.
Thanks for looking.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.