|Project by Sandy||posted 11-27-2013 02:49 AM||796 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
We recently decided to create a guest room from the long vacated room of our oldest son. Several years ago I had purchased, and installed, an Easy Track closet system (purchased at the now defunct Home Depot Expo). The system uses wall mounted rails from which the various items are hung, somewhat along the lines of a French cleat, except that the vertical panels are perpendicular to the wall (See, the third picture). I was able to purchase the Easy Track rails online, so I decided to create my own system. To do so I created a jig for cutting the 45 degree slot to receive the Easy Track rail (See, picture 4). This uses a Bosch Colt trim router which has a rectangular base. The jig simply fits over the top corner of the panel, and the 45 degree slot is routed using a 1/4” straight bit. I used a Festool LR 32 (mm) system with a Festool OF 1400 Router to plunge route the pinholes which were spaced 40 mm from the front of the 14” panels and 58 mm from the rear of the panels so that the pin holes aligned with the holes in the Glideright drawer slides which I used. I made another jig (See, photo 5) to drill the holes in the drawer fronts for the pulls. A pair of shelves, which have variable spacing, were installed using 5 mm pins. The material for the vertical panels and shelves was cabinet grade 3/4” plywood from The Home Depot. While I had originally intended to make the drawers from Baltic Birch plywood, I found 6” wide, 1/2” “drawer stock” which was prefinished, and which already had a 1/4” dado routed into it for the drawer bottom, so I used that instead. The drawers were assembled using 4 mm dominos and a Festool Domino Joiner. While I originally intended to add drawer “fronts”, I liked the contrast between the walnut stained verticals and the maple drawers, so I simply added the drawer pulls to complete the project, The brushed nickel rods and brushed nickel drawer pulls were also from The Home Depot.