Posts Tagged With: plans

Knick Knack Shelf

Knick Knack Shelf

Hey look, I made a thing!  Unfortunately, it’s a shelf, which I seem to make a lot of.

I have a tendency to buy lots of little trinkets and toys I want to put on my desk, and then not have much actual space to place them, so I made a double decker shelf.  I decided not to do any fancy routing of even finish for the time being, because I just wanted to get it done.  My wife and I think it actually looks nice unfinished.  I also thought I would use pocket screws to mate the top and bottom to the sides, not thinking that I would not have much room inside to drive the screw into the final side.  I ended up having to use the smallest socket wrench I had, a 1/4″ socket and a bit to screw on the top.

I decided to build a french cleat into the back of the shelf instead of traditional hangers.  I made a bunch of little 1×2″ cleats and screwed two into the wall to mount it.  I think that will give me more flexibility in the future if I want to adjust it or make something bigger.

The last little job I did today was to add another small shelf off my monitor stand to hold up my LEGO Saturn V rocket.  I’m calling it launch pad 39V.

 

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Making a Beer Light

Beer Light

Beer Light

I got to build a “Beer Light” for a local organization, so the boss could signal the end of the day and a time to have some camaraderie.  It has two different designs, alternating every other side.  The light inside is a CFL, so it shouldn’t get too hot, and I left a 1/8″ gap at the top to let out heat.

beer light plans

beer light plans

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Ladder Garden Plans

ladder garden plans

ladder garden plans

I took some time off this week, so I’ll be putting some of it to use building a ladder garden for our family.  My wife liked a few she had seen online, so this one is based on her requests and the horde of lumber I’ve been stashing away in the garage.  I got most of the big pieces cut today, but thought I’d better plan it all out before I cut the last bits and started assembling.  Good thing too, as this is intended to be leaning against a fence, it would have had some issues had I not forced myself to make these plans.

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Designing a Workbench

workbench sketch

workbench sketch

I’ve been wanting to make a workbench for the garage for quite a while now, so tomorrow it’s gonna happen!  I sketched out some ideas for measurements and will hit the hardware store in the morning.  The biggest issue with our garage is I don’t want to permanently take up a lot of space, so it’s designed to come apart and store in parts.  I should be able to easily take it to job sites as well if I ever needed to…

workbench plans

workbench plans

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