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Blog entry by sandhill posted 07-31-2009 12:25 AM 1032 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project which I had been putting off until I had the cash to buy all the stock for building a complete set of kitchen cabinets. As you can see it is a somewhat simple set of shelves that will go at the end of a cabinet run on the back & side to gain roughly 78” of cabinets including a refrigerator and allow the refrigerator to be recessed about 5 ½ “ to keep the counter as flush to the refrigerator as possible. The shorter shelf will hide the side of the refrigerator and face the dining area. The photos are of course the shelf sides and tops all cut to size with a rabbit to accept the backs of the book cases. When I cut the side pieces I ended up with the last piece being only 11” but the actual depth of each shelf is 11 ¾ “so what I decided to do was take a 1” piece of solid paint grade maple which I have a fair amount of left over from other projects and join it to the front edge of all the plywood with a tong and groove joint. I am doing this for two reasons. 1. Save me from have to spend another hundred dollars on more plywood. 2. It will add strength to the edge of the shelf walls and shelves them self, due to it being a traffic area I felt plywood can become damaged more easily then the solid wood and also repair would be easier if damage did occur. The drawing was done in sketch up but is only conceptual and not to scale. I have to make some kind of jig to allow me to route perfectly parallel dado’s that will accept the shelves then I will move on to sanding and filling any imperfections. The finish will be a semi-gloss paint I would appreciate hearing about any jigs or tips you may have built for this type of project.
Thanks for looking
Photo update: 08/08/2010



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#1 posted 07-31-2009 12:52 AM

So far – so good. Let’s see the finished project. I know it’ll look fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ED

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 10:13 PM

I have made some more progress with this project here are som photos. I came up with a neet jig to cut the dados you can see it in the photo
Dado jig for long narrow boards
I used a stacked dado set to cut the rabbit to accept the 1/4

After cutting the sides to 12” we used a stacked dado set to cut the rabbit to accept the 1/4” shelf backs. below you can see the sacrificial fence set so the rabbit would be 1/4” X 1/8”.

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 10:49 PM

I had a chance to take some pictures of the Jig I made to cut the dado’s (all 80 of them) as well as the shelf and some dry fitting.
Jig in action

Here is the fitThe fit

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 05:44 AM

Here is a few more photosVideo

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 10:19 PM

Looking good

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#6 posted 08-23-2009 09:20 PM

So far so good but lots to go. As you can see the kitchen is in need of total over haul. We are living with all pots and pans plus dry goods on a wire rack and half of a kitchen on one wall, cant wait till its finished I think it will take about 6 months. We are on a slab and I have to cut the floor for electric in the island as well as run all new circuits and plumbing put up a wall for the cabinets behind the shelf units. but before I put in the cabinets I need to lay all the rest of the 20” porcine tile. I figure I will save about 10K doing all the work myself.

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 07:06 AM

Well 6 months have come and gone and its time to get back to work on this project I have decided to ad another 1/4 round shelf on the return, forgive my sketch-up I only use it for concepts and to get a general idea of what I want Rev.2 So here is a small problem I have I would like to dress the top with cove molding but I just dont know how I will do the 1/4 round parts and match them to the stright parts???
Any ideas?
Here is where its going to go
Where they will go.

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#8 posted 03-27-2010 11:57 PM

Well the last book case should be done in a few days so I will post the photos before painting them. I still do not have a solution for the trim on the top and bottom of the 1/4 round sections yet though??????

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 12:07 AM

Here is the link to what I am doing from start to finish day LOL)

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