Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to Create Additional Shelf for Garage Melamine Cabinet

Radial Saw
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless saw 18-volt
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Metal shelf clips
Pan head screws  
Scrap melamine shelf  
Tack hammer

Mr. Jelack needed another shelf in his garage cabinets. He lives in Fontana, California a well developed area.

This post shows the eleven steps to creating an extra melamine shelf.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the cabinet that needs a new shelf.
Fig.1 Shelf
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the scrap melamine shelf being cut with a cordless saw.
Fig.2 Scrap
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the new shelf being fitted into the garage cabinet.
Fig.3 Being fitted
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the clips that will be used to hold the new shelf into the cabinet.
Fig.4 Clip
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the tack hammer used to drive the metal clips into the cabinet.
Fig.5 Hammer
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the package of pan head screws used to hold down the shelf. Each bracket clip has a hole which a pan head screw is applied to secure the shelf to the cabinet.
Fig.6 Pan 
head screws
Step 7: Below left fig.7 shows the mini screwdriver with enough power to screw underneath the shelf. A Phillips bit is ready to be used for the pan head screws.
Fig.7 Screwdriver
Step 8: In fig.8 a Phillips bit is ready to be used.
Fig.8 Phillip tip
Step 9: Fig.9 shows the pan head screw at the bottom of the shelf.
Fig.9 Bottom 
of shelf
Step 10: Fig.10 shows that the screw have been secured and is safe in the cabinet.
Fig.10 Drilled
Step 11: Fig.11 shows that the rear part of the shelf is now secured. Now the shelf is ready for use, Mr. Jelack can load new items inside his cabinet.

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