Time Warp Tool Works was one of the many sponsors for the #WSBO as well as me personally promising Chris Wong I would participate as well. I finally managed to actually mount my shelf on the wall this weekend.
I decided to use french cleats to mount the corner shelf as the walls were not square and were also wavy. By over cutting the angles on the cleats to 48 Deg (rather than at the normal 45 deg) I thought it would give me enough leaway to deal with the off square walls. I mounted the right cleat and then used a level to to set the height of the left cleat. How did it work out?
The assembled shelf dropped into place with no problems (LOVE french cleats!), but came out high in the corner which tells me I am going to have to back off the screws holding the cleats so the shelf will have a little more room to drop down in the center. Some other day (probably when I move out). Actually, I beat on it with a caul and hammer and it dropped into level with just a little persuasion.
I was going to use bench dogs as movable bookends, but decided to try domino’s this time and cut mortises for them every 6″ so I have a space range for books. I think it is going to work out well.
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