Building Airing Cupboard Shelves

I made some shelves for the airing cupboard. Constructed from 2×1″ PSE. Very simple construction just 2×1″, wood glue, screws and Danish Oil.

Shelves laid out prior to fixing some shorter to accommodate plumbing.

Once the 2 shelves were complete, I sanded and finished with Danish oil to protect the wood and to improve finish.

Then I moved onto the supports, I have kept the shelves and supports separate so if access is needed for maintenance the shelves can be quickly and easily be removed.

I mitred the corners on the upright supports to improve the aesthetics. Scrap wood used when cutting to prevent tear out and keen a good edge.

Mitres fitted, the shelves slot onto the uprights fixed with one screw each to hold them in place and to make it easier to remove if needed for maintenance.

Final Result complete

Building a Storage Shelf Unit

I needed some shelves to store the accumulated junk that collects in a garage so to give some room to still make things.

The storage unit was constructed from CLS 2×3” and 12mm MDF. The CLS is more than adequate in strength and the MDF will provide a nice flat surface for the shelves.

I got the 2 full MDF sheets cut into five pieces each so I ended up with 10 pieces approx 485mm by 1220mm. By placing two piece side by side I will have a unit with five shelves 2.4m long with no waste.

CLS Timber 2×3”

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Cheap Simple Workbench – Every House Needs One! Part 3

Making a Workbench Part 3

Making a Workbench Part 1 is here, Part 2 here, completed (almost) picture here, tools lists here and final finishing here.

Now moving on, I marked up the shorter lower stretchers

Then applying plenty of glue I clamped the longer lower stretchers

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Cheap Simple Workbench – Every House Needs One! Part 2

Making a Workbench Part 2

Making a Workbench Part 1 is here, Part 3 here, completed (almost) picture here tools lists here and final finishing here.

I first started by marking up the long sides with four marks to provide a fixing point for the legs and marking four points on the shorted sides – 2 to attach to the sides and 2 to attach to the legs. I marked this up on a template to speed the process up, then piloted drilled and countersunk the holes.

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Cheap and Simple Workbench – Every House Needs One! Part 1

Making a Workbench Part 1 Part Two is here, Part 3 here, completed (almost) picture here tools lists here and final finishing here.

This post will detail how I build one of my sturdy and cheap 2×4” workbenches. My design was inspired by the hammerzone workbench plans: Link

I wanted easy construction, cheap materials and strength. I amended the plans in the following manner:

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Diddley Bow Amplifier

I made a small amplifier for the diddley bow, using a maplin amplifier kit [link], lunch box, speaker, switch, wire, soldering iron and solder. The kit from maplin arrives with good instructions, with a bit of time and after watching a few youtube videos on soldering all is complete and working.

Sounds pretty good and runs off a 9 volt battery.

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