Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to Cut a Wooden Shelf Legs Smaller

The wood shelf that needs cutting
Fig.1 The shelf
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Compound Saw
Measurement tape

Its a shelf that is too tall and needs to be shorten. All that being done in this job is shorten the shelf legs so the book shelf can be used again.

This five steps show how to shorten a shelf for use in as small area.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the shelf that is too long to be placed by a bedroom window. Fig.2 shows a yellow square that is used to get a square line. Measurement had been done by the client and she wanted the shelf to be 30-inches tall.
This is the yellow carpentry square
Fig.2 Carpentry Square
Step 2: Fig.3 shows to place the shelf on the Dewalt Compound 12-Inch Miter Saw and see if any part of the saw is compromised.
This is a Delta Compound Miter Saw that can cut up to 12 inch wide
Fig.3 Dewalt 
Compound Miter Saw
Step 3: Fig.4 shows to place the shelf on the saw. This is the time to see if any part of the saw can be compromised by the shelf.

Place the shelf on the saw
Fig.4 Place on the saw
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the shelf legs have been cut. Now reverse it to cut the other side.

One side is cut now reverse to cut the otherr legs
Fig.5 Cutting the legs
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the shelf is ready for a new place in its home. Job finished.

This shef is ready to be placed in its new home
Fig.6 Shelf ready to go home

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