|Project by Shopsmithtom||posted 03-14-2007 03:44 PM||1906 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
There was a question about how I will attach the shelf to the wall, so here is my method. While it is untested, it looks like it will be fine. NOTE: this is not a shelf that will take a lot of weight, just a couple of nicknacks. (is that really a word? no matter how I spell it, the spell check kicks in…maybe a silent “k” at the front)
The mounting hole in the back is large enough to accept a pass through of a common black oxide screw head and has a second connected hole at the top to allow the screw, once it passes through to settle into that part and lock the screw head in place.
You just need to get the screws in the wall far enough to allow the shelf to drop on without excessive slop.
I drilled the small upper holes first since they dictate the final position of the piece, and also to prevent drill bit “wandering” on the second hole, since the center of the large hole didn’t directly touch the other hole. I’m not sure I really explained that all that well, but trust me, if you do it the other way, it’s harder.-SST
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