|Project by CanuckMike||posted 01-22-2014 12:45 PM||1562 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
So my wife and daughter are into some crafts one of which involves stamps. They had them stored in bins and drawers which held them but it really didn’t help them find the stamp or type of stamps they were looking for in the moment. So I came up with the idea of these shelves. First I installed a french cleat system on the walls of the craft room. I then built the 3/4” MDF boxes using biscuit joinery. As you can see in the photo the sides have 1/4” dados cut in them every 1-1/2”. I cut the dados on one solid piece then I ripped the 4 end boards. Then I duplicated the dados on the back side of what was left of the sheet which was then cut down to become the middle pieces.
I added some MDF to the back of the stamp racks just for added stability and to act as the the bottom spacer block to keep it parallel to the wall when hung on the french cleat. I then added 1/4” hardboard to the rest of the back, added the mating cleat piece to the top with glue and a few finishing nails as clamps.
Then I cut several shelves out of 1/4” hardboard. I was careful when measuring and building so that all 4 spaces in the 2 boxes are the same width so the shelves are interchangeable. The concept was to enable the shelves to be customizable in height depending on need.
The girls loved them and have been using them often. I also added a few other cleat add-ons, a duct tape holder and a simple small hanging shelf made out of all MDF for some heavier items.
This was a simple, quick but fun project that helped out.