Drill a single hole that will align with the center of each 2x10 shelf on the front facing sides of the angle irons. This minimizes the amount of space the bolts take up and allow the plywood shelf to fit easily into the space Check for level and for square If necessary, change the height of the hanging supports or move them to the left or right.
STEP 6: Learn about the tools and materials we like working with at HomeMade Modern. Trim the 2x10s It's critical that the 2x10 shelves are the same length.
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The pieces screwed to the ceiling Sides - Corners of the box. HomeMade Modern is an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY recipes for creating modern home furnishings. Attached to the ceiling mounts and supporting the shelf Bottom - The shelf plywood and the 4 side pieces supporting it Back - The part of the box closest to the wall Front - The part of the box farthest from the wall Material Discussion: Nail on the Front Angle Irons Place the front angle irons on the shelves.
For more detailed instructions, dimensioned drawings and different variations of the project, check out our soon-to-be-released book. The hardware and plywood I bought locally. Because of the layout of my garage, I needed to hang the shelves between joists, so I had to anchor pieces wide enough to bridge the gap. Install the second piece on the inside of the first.
Make sure you are using drill bits that are meant for steel and check your drill for the appropriate speed settings. Next, align the top shelf and fasten it with nails. EP36 Ironbound Bookcase. This project can be made with hand tools...
This will give you space to attach the hanging supports. Mark the desired locations for your shelves and place an X to mark the place where you will drill through the steel. Cut the Balusters into Supports Cut the fir balusters into supports with a length equal to the width of the 2x10s.
Material Discussion: Screw the Supports onto the Shelves Use 2" screws to screw the supports to the underside of the shelves. Make sure to attach the angle iron with the part hanging down away from the wall see image 1. A lubricating oil should also be used.
Email Address. Nail the Back Angle Irons to the Shelves Lay out the back angle irons on the floor and place the shelves in their appropriate locations. Have an idea, comment or question?