|Forum topic by Mark||posted 11-15-2012 08:44 AM||2507 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
11-15-2012 08:44 AM
I’d love to get suggestions on how I could have improved the design for one of my recent projects. Overall I’m happy with how the project came out, and it works for what I built it for, but I’m trying to get better at woodworking so I’d love some tips or suggestions from more experienced woodworkers.
A wooden rack to hold 6 half sheet pans. Helpful when baking large batches of cookies. Here are pictures of the result (let me know if my hand-drawn plans would be more helpful for giving feedback)
The uprights are 1×2” oak and the shelves are oak floorboards. I cut shallow dados in the upright posts for the shelves to fit into. I also included some braces because I was worried that with the grain running the way it is, the shelves wouldn’t be strong enough on their own. The shelves and braces are all glued.
The rack is designed to be disassembled when not in use. The two sides with shelves are connected by 4 cross pieces. There are hanger bolts in the ends of the cross pieces, and holes in the upright posts for the bolts to slip through.