Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How to Make Kitchen Shelf from Scraps - Part 1 of 2 - Cuting the Shelf

Fig.1 Existing shelf
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Existing shelf  (template) 
Keyhole saw
Hand saw, portable
Scrap shelf (new shelf) 
Shelf pins (4) 

Mrs. Black is a chef on the Creative Cooking Channel. She wanted more shelves in her kitchen and she wanted to place her expensive cookware on each shelf. Her favorite phrase is "Easy to reach and easy to cook". She had several shelves done in an earlier job and she had this one scrap shelf.

This post shows the seven steps to make a extra kitchen shelf from left over shelf scrap.

Step 1: First the shelf must be the same size, otherwise it will not fit into the new kitchen cabinet. 
Step 2: Above Fig.1 shows how to use an existing shelf to pencil on the scrap shelf.
Step 3: Fig.2
and fig.3 shows the pencil mark on the scrap shelf. 
Fig.2 Pencil mark
Fig.3 Cutting 
the shelf
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the portable saw the on the right, it took less than five minutes to cut the shelf.
Step 5: The shelf was cut manually with a portable handsaw.  
Step 6: Fig.5 shows the new shelf was placed on metal pins and set into the cabinet.
Fig.4 Keyhole saw
Fig.5 Shelf clips
Step 7: Fig.6
shows the shelf is place on the top of the kitchen cabinet.

Fig.6 Job Finished

How To Make Kitchen Shelf From Scraps:

Part 1 of 2 - Cuting the Shelf
Part 2 of 2 - Melamine Strip Repair

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