Gain more than 33 feet of extra storage space with this easily height-adjusted modern shelving.
Step 1: Make the Biscuit Slots
Step 2: Assemble the Frames
Step 3: Attach the Hinges
Step 4: Secure the Sash Cord
Step 5: Make the Shelves
Step 6: Finish and Assemble
Written by Darryl Chapman
Along the legs measure 1 1/4"
and 15" from the ends to mark
the center of the biscuits then mark
along the center of the rail ends.
Clamp the pieces on the workbench
to align the biscuit joiner and cut
the slots for the biscuits.
Position a leg with the slot facing
up, apply wood glue into the slot
and along the adjoining faces, push
in the biscuit then position the rails.
Attach the opposite leg, checking
for square and clamping until dry.
Position the frames top to top,
using the barrel of the strap hinges
as spacers, clamp a straightedge
along the side then secure the
hinges using the supplied screws.
Use a drill with a 1/2" twist bit
to make holes in the rail that supports
the middle shelf. Tie a figure-eight
knot in the cord, mark 21 3/4" along,
feed it through and tie a second knot
at the mark. Trim the end and apply
a drop of adhesive to prevent fraying.
Position four slats with
1/2" wide offcuts as spacers, mark
4" from the ends then three
marks 33 1/2" apart to position the
cleats evenly. Make pilot holes
and countersink, securing the cleats
with two screws into each slat.
Check the fit of the frames
with the shelves then remove
all the hardware to apply two
coats of low-sheen acrylic
paint and leave to dry.
Replace the hinges, slide the
closed frames along
the shelves then
open them up.
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