@Grant-Fraser I have been meaning to post all day. But my computer is down so I have to do it from my phone and have been putting if off cuz that is a pain.
I wasn’t sure anyone would be coming in due to the holiday. I was thinking of going in myself earlier in the day. Maybe around 1pm. If you know anyone that is thinking of coming it let me know. I won’t have dinner but I will do a little baking and have fresh cookies available.
Kevin and I cut the first batch of wood for the Craftorium shelves - the pieces are now on the table in the woodshop. Thanks for the help, Kevin!
Next for this:
I would recommend sanding the corners and edges of the wood with 60 grit sand paper (or an orbital with 60g on it). This will ensure a half decent finish and no fabric-catching slivers.
Recommend painting or at least clear-coating everything prior to assembly and install. Its just easier to do it on a table than on a wall.
We need to find the studs in the walls - recommend getting above the paneling and using nails to zero in on one, then project 16"centers and test again. Mark a vertical line on the wall showing the center of the stud.
Pre-drill the holes in the uprights for the wall mount to ensure optimal strength when installed.
Pre- assemble the gusset and 2"x 2"" uprights - use 1.5" screws. Ensure upright end is flush with top of gusset.
Install the gussets into the pre-marked studs at appropriate height using 3.5" screws- ensue there is 20" of clearance from top shelf to ceiling (for tall totes).
Chuck the 2’x8’ shelf on the top of the gussets - secure shelf to gusset.
Determine exact shape and height of L-shaped shelf - jigsaw/skilsaw.
Install 1x2 supports into gussets at L-shaped shelf height and middle shelf height (unknown at this time).
Chuck the L-shaped shelf in - secure shelf to gusset.
OK, theres the rundown - could a Crafty Crafter ala Craftorium do the sanding and coating of the wood?