|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 05-07-2014 12:06 AM||2547 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
05-07-2014 12:06 AM
To help with the installation of some upper wall cabinets, I made a pair of cabinet jacks. Thanks MobilePaul for the suggestion.
As you can see, they worked great. The cabinets were 36×42 made with 3/4 inch maple plywood and 1/2 inch maple backs. The jack looks a little flimsy just sitting there but when you put some weight on it, all is right with the world. A 9/16 inch wrench is all that is needed to turn the nut, which raises or lowers the cabinet. Easy to make small adjustments.Each jack consists of the following:
I already own several pipe clamps that use 1/2 inch pipe so I had some pieces on hand, but I did buy a couple of the short couplings.
To build a jack, I bored a recess in the bottom a piece of 3/4 plywood (6×8 inches or thereabouts) and installed the “T” nut. Then I threaded on a nut and threaded the rod into the T nut. To make the rod secure, I temporarily installed a pair of nuts on the rod and screwed the rod into the T nut. It took a couple of tries to get the nut inside the flange to snug up thus capturing the threaded rod with the T nut and the hex nut tightened against each other.
The length of pipe used would depend on what useable work length you need.
Hope you find this helpful.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas