|Project by Chris McDowell||posted 02-12-2014 10:09 PM||3751 views||13 times favorited||8 comments|
I’ve needed to have a way to organize all of my lumber. Most of it is long cut offs or pallet wood and even some scrap pieces that “maybe I’ll use one day…” I can’t afford to do most of the plans I’ve seen, but when I saw Jay Bates do his I knew it was what I have been looking for.
I bought an 8 foot 2×4 to make these 3 brackets.
I started by cutting everything to size and trimming the 2×4s to 3 inches by cutting off the rounded edges.
Then I began cutting out the half lap joints. I did it like Jay does in his video where you take a few passes and break off the remaining wood (see pictures below), then clean it up.
Then I glued and screwed everything together, drew out a pattern, cut it out with the jig saw, then sanded to my line on the drum sander.
Then I pre-drilled the 2 holes in the front and put the pocket hole in the top and attached them to the wall.
Easy, affordable project. Thanks, Jay, for the inspiration.
I plan on making 6 more so that I can add above and below what you see in the pictures. I also had to buy some 3” screws, which will last me well beyond the next 6 I plan on building (I bought a 100-pack).