Stuff on my shelves

 With 16 inch deep shelves, I can put a lot of books on my shelves. Here I have books 3 layers deep. I have the ones I haven’t read up front, and the ones I have read in back.

 With no sides on the shelving, I can do neat things like put books in sideways and be able to access them from the side.

 Here is everything I put on the shelves tonight. Well, I also slid in the grey tub and firesafe on the bottom shelf. I have a lot of room left. My crockpot and electic skillet will go up top, and my dishes will go on the 2nd shelf from the bottom. I will probably rearrage stuff once or twice before I move.

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Unbreakable Spiked Caster Cups

 I bought a package of these unbreakable spiked caster cups that won’t crush rugs or carpets to go under my shelves. I knew that I am putting a lot of weight down onto a small area of surface area and it would take forever to knock the divits out of the carpet.

 I had to cut a corner of two of the casters off where the shelf sat tight against the wall.

 Here you see that with a corner cut off, I can put the shelf tight against the moulding.

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Bookcase with shelves installed.

 Front view of the book case with all the shelves installed. It is pretty sturdy. I can grab the top shelf and pick myself off the ground. I think that a small child or a cat could climb this shelf without risk of it falling over it is so deep. It wants to wiggle though. It is very stiff front to back and side to side, but it will twist a little bit if you walk into the corner. It is actually kinda funny, it acts like it is ticklish. I don’t think it will twist itself apart. Having 2 frames with longer shelves, like what I saw at the store, there wouldn’t be any worry about the twist.

 Looking at the shelving from the back corner.

 I had originally thought to use the shelves like this, but when I waled around it and about poked an eye out on a corner, I changed my mind.

 Hey, it looks pretty good sitting there. I used to have my gray tub of bedclothes, my firesafe film vault, and a large box of food sitting where the shelf is now at.
I need to sand and paint the frame. I will do that when I move I guess. I think my electric sander is in a box in a friend’s garage. I am going to caulk the seems with paintable caulk so I don’t have any obvious joints when it’s all done. I think it will look nice.

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Final Assembly of shelving.

 Attaching the hinges to the frames. I attached them with the frame opened up so I have a better chance of getting them straight.

 I put the hinges on just below the height of the shelves so they would be less visible.

 Cool, eh? It folds up for easy transport. I can flop this on my roof rack on my car and carry it to my new place when I move.

 It’s not many 6 shelf, 7 foot tall, 36 inch wide, 16 inch deep shelves that you can carry into a room through a door by yourself with one hand.

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Cutting the 2nd set of tenons on my table saw.

OK, so I got lazy. I wasn’t happy with the depth not being quite right with my tenons when I did them by hand. I have this new table saw sitting right inside my front door, I just as well use it, right?
Tenon cut on a table saw I cut the tenons using the miter guage and the rip fence. The Rip fence was set to the depth of the tenon, and the blade was set for what needed to be cut off as far is thickness. I then put the cross member against the miter guage, and cut the tenon about 10 times each side. I just move the board away from the fence an eight of an inch each cut.

6 cross members tenon cut on a table saw These are all much more consistant in size now. I used my chisel to clean up any rough spots or little thin pieces of wood I missed with the saw.

ready to assemble this book case. I cut all the tenons tonight, glued, and rope-clamped the 2nd half of the shelving support tonight.

 Here are the two halves leaning against each other. Doesn’t look like a bookshelf does it. This 2nd unit has twist in it too, the opposite direction of the one I glued up last night. So it is sitting out to dry blocked up to flex it the other way. I hope they come out square with each other.

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