A reader asked for "in the works" pictures of my current shelf project. In the crowded garage, some fuzzy smartphone photos are are the best I can do right now, but they show some of the work.
There is exactly one non-mortised joint in this entire project, where the short vertical supporting the three small shelves meets the full-width shelf above it. I thought about it, but the complexity of ensuring everything would fit was already pretty high and it didn't seem necessary. The short shelves may get a triangular brace under the lowest shelf, to carry downard force over to the main vertical on that side and provide some additional lateral stability.
The next step will be to wipe it down with methylated spirits to remove the pencil marks and mute some of the stencil markings on the wood. That calls for having the doors and windows open -- and Tam's car farther away! It's nosed right up to the shelves
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
5 months ago