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522 days ago
I want to build a kitchen shelving unit similar to this: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/13812 (ignore the sliding cleat)
Looking to build it about 3 feet wide, 12” deep, and 10” tall. I would prefer to make it out of hard-wood (Maple to be specific). Cost wise, given the small amount of material, I don’t any reason not to. I intend on mounting some 1/4” ply for the back of the cabinet.
The backing will be rabbeted and recessed to accommodate a french cleat up top and a spacer along the bottom. The sides will sit flush with the cleats and (if my wall is flat) the wall.
Like the shelf in the image I intend to use simple butt-joints. Joining the pieces with pocket-screws/glue.
The bottom of the cleat will be mounted with 3/8” lag screws on 3 studs, 2 screws per stud.
The top cleat will be attached to the cabinet with pocket screws from the cleat into the top and sides along with glue.
I am considering extending the sides down an extra 2 inches to run a bar across the bottom to hang pots.
The top shelf will be for odds and ends, large bowls, mixer attachments etc. the lower shelf will be to get some things out of the pantry, such as flour, sugar, rice, mayhaps some high turn-over canned goods (she’s bound to put anything on it)
I would love your criticism of my plans/approach, suggested improvements, tips.
I have spent a lot of time on the net but very little in the shop….