|Project by NiteWalker||posted 12-19-2012 01:56 AM||2730 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
Not too long ago there was mention of columbia purebond plywood at home depot. It’s made in the usa, not expensive and has few voids.
So I decided to grab a couple of sheets and build some much needed wall shelves!
The first pic is directly above my workbench. It worked ok, but there was a lot of wasted space.
The second pic is after installing the cabinets.
The cabinets are 24” wide by 30” tall. 3/4” maple purebond for everything but the backs, which are 1/4” maple purebond with 3/4” hanging strips. The shelves are adjustable via holes drilled with the kreg shelf pin jig. It’s a great little jig. I used 5mm holes and some straight pins I got on ebay. I like those better than the paddle style pins.
I built them like big drawers; the tops and bottoms fit into rabbets cut into the side pieces. There’s grooves in the sides and top for the back to slide into, and the bottom is cut so the back just slides past it. Looking back I should have just made the back the same as the top for easier part cutting and sorting.
There’s two #10 3” washer head screws (mcfeely’s) holding the cabinets to the studs, and once they were all hung up I screwed them together from the inside for more stability.
And now I’m pooped.
I’ll reorganize everything tomorrow.
The third pic is my shop in the current state. :)
I really liked working with the purebond. It was very predictable, no warping except for the 1/4” panels a bit, no voids, thick face veneer and because it’s poplar core it’s really light.. After the holidays I’m getting some more to build a couple of drawer cases for under the workbench, much like lon schleining’s monster workbench storage and ed pirnik’s small workbench.
-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.